|B L||W W||W||Family||Latin Name|
|7.75" 19.7cm||15" 38.1cm||1.5oz 42.5g||Scolopacidae||Phalaropus lobatus|
The Red-necked Phalarope is the smallest member of the phalarope family. This phalarope breeds in the tundra regions right up to the Arctic Ocean. Using the same habitat as other phalarope species, these shorebirds spin themselves in circles in the shallow water in order to disturb the bottom, and feed on the insects they brought up to the water surface. During the winter months these phalaropes are seen in southern seas. It has been seen as a vagrant in Cuba.