RED-NECKED PHALAROPE Phalaropus lobatus

Well known to most British birders, but not often in breeding plumage except on Fetlar, their last breeding stronghold in Britain. This species shows reversed sexual dimorphism, the female being the brighter and taking no part in incubation or caring for young. The breeding range spans the whole Northern hemisphere in Arctic and Subarctic regions, the breeding bird on the main page was photographed on the Kommander Islands! The juvenile strangely shows a reddish neck which is not present in older non-breeding birds, the centre bird is an adult male and the right hand bird a 1st winter.

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