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Red-necked Phalarope

Phalaropus lobatus

Description:

Breeding plumage. Red on back of neck, brown mostly on upper parts with some gold color streaks. Flanks and breast also brown with white belly. Long thin bill.

Habitat:

This one was found in a marsh pond near the bay

Notes:

In SF bay these are considered rare, in the past there has been some off and on spottings. A few days ago the Dept of F&G did a count in Don Edwards Wildlife Perserve and came up with about 500 birds in the ponds.

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Jellis
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Jellis

Hayward, California, USA

Spotted on May 5, 2013
Submitted on May 6, 2013

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