Phalaropus


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Phalaropus

 

a genus of birds of the family Charadriidae of the suborder Charadriiformes. The body is 16 to 20 cm long, and the toes have rounded lobes for swimming. In the summer the female is more brightly colored than the male. Of the three species, two—the northern phalarope (P. lobatus) and the red phalarope (P. fulicarius) —are distributed in polar regions, including parts of the USSR, in the tundra and forest tundra. The birds winter in tropical seas near the coast. They build their nests on the ground, with a clutch containing three or four eggs. The male incubates the eggs for about 20 days. Phalaropes feed on small invertebrates, found mainly in the water. The third species —Wilson’s phalarope (P. tricolor)—lives on the prairies of North America.

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Mating system and nesting biology of the red-necked phalarope Phalaropus lobatus: what constrains polyandry?
Mate guarding, copulation strategies and paternity in the sex-role reversed, socially polyandrous red-necked phalarope Phalaropus lobatus.
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Key words: shorebird, red-necked phalarope, Phalaropus lobatus, Aretic, Subarctic, Mackenizie Delta, habitat use, ponds, invertebrate assemblage
alpina 29 Wilson's snipe becassine de Gallinago delicata 35 Wilson Red-necked phalarope a bec Phalaropus lobatus 3 phalarope etroit Red phalarope phalarope a bec P.
According to field observations, the following species were probably most common among these migrants: semipalmated sandpiper Calidris pusilla, American golden-plover, white-rumped sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis, pectoral sandpiper Calidris melanotos, red knot Calidris canutus, and red phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius.
In total, about 250-300 pairs/territories of common ringed p1over, red knot, sanderling, dunlin, and ruddy turnstone, as well as a few pairs of red-necked phalarope Phalaropus lobatus, were recorded in the census area (Table 1).