Red-necked Phalarope

Alaska species birds red necked phalarope

An interesting bird in that the female is more brightly colored than the male, the Red-necked Phalarope is a versatile feeder preferring shallow waters during the breeding season and the open seas for the remainder of the year. In shallow water, they swim in rapid small circles that create whirlpools that trap small insects for easy feeding. The females pursure males and after laying eggs they depart leaving the male to incubate and look after the young.


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