Wilson's Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor




It feeds in flocks. Is very active, scanning, pecking and lower their head constantly. When swimming, makes small and fast circles, creating an updraft that brings food from the bottom to the surface.

Social and interspecific behavior

During migration, travels at night with Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus).

Recommended Citation

Wilson's Phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/wilpha