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Phalaropes

Birds seen in Cuba

Scolopacidae

Lives, Habitats & Pictures of the Phalaropes




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Red-necked Phalarope

There are three species of phalaropes seen in Cuba. The Red Phalarope, Red-necked Phalarope and the Wilson's Phalarope are all migrants, whose nesting grounds are in the northernparts of North America.

Phalaropes differ from most bird species, as the female is more colourful, than the male. These birds are also known for their feeding performances. As, they spin themselves in tight circles in the water, creating small whirlpools, that bring the food to the surface, where they can reach it. Although, they have legs like sandpipers, phalaropes are very good swimmers and are often seen swimming in ocean waters, far from any land mass.

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