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"Red Phalarope"
Red Phalarope:    The Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicaria) is one of three Phalaropes species, the other two being the Wilson's Phalarope and the Red-necked Phalarope. The phalarope genus name "Phalaropus" means "coot-footed" and was inspired by the phalarope's feet which are adapted for swimming. The Red and Red-necked Phalaropes winter at sea and have semipalmate (partially webbed) feet with lobed toes, while the more terrestrial Wilson's Phalarope has flanged toes.

Ehrlich, Dobkin, and Wheye, in their 1988 publication "The Birder's Handbook", write "Phalarope is an example of a common name borrowed from the scientific Phalaropus, from Phalaris plus pous, which in turn means 'coot-footed' in Greek. The name refers to the birds' lobed toes."


 
November ... South Jetty, Clatsop Spit, Oregon ...

Image, 2009, South Jetty, Clatsop Spit, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Red Phalarope, South Jetty, Clatsop Spit, Oregon. Image taken November 11, 2009. Canon Rebel, 200z w/1.4.
Image, 2009, South Jetty, Clatsop Spit, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Red Phalarope, South Jetty, Clatsop Spit, Oregon. Image taken November 11, 2009. Canon Rebel, 200z w/1.4.
Image, 2009, South Jetty, Clatsop Spit, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Red Phalaropes, South Jetty, Clatsop Spit, Oregon. Image taken November 11, 2009. Canon Rebel, 200z w/1.4.
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Red Phalarope, South Jetty, Clatsop Spit, Oregon. Image taken November 11, 2009. Canon Rebel, 200z w/1.4.
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Red Phalarope, South Jetty, Clatsop Spit, Oregon. Image taken November 11, 2009. Canon Rebel, 200z w/1.4.


November ... Ridgefield NWR, Washington ...

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Red Phalaropes. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Day overcast. Image taken November 17, 2016.

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November ... St. Johns Ponds, Vancouver, Washington ...

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Red Phalarope, St. Johns Ponds, Vancouver, Washington. Overcast and gray with occasional sun breaks. Image taken November 11, 2016. Nikon P900.
Image, 2016, Columbia River at Tidewater Cove, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Red Phalaropes, St. Johns Ponds, Vancouver, Washington. Overcast and gray with occasional sun breaks. Image taken November 11, 2016. Nikon P900.



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