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Phalarope, Nothern bird pictures


Phalarope, Nothern bird picturesNORTHERN PHALAROPE
223. Lobipes lobatus. 8 inches.

This is a maritime species that nests in the far north, and appears on the coasts a short time during migration. Like the Red Phalorope they are expert swimmers, and pass most of their time when not breeding upon the surface of the water.

They feed upon minute insects secured from beds of floating kelp.

Nest and eggs similar to the Red Phalorope.