Red-necked phalarope Phalaropus lobatus

Identification Tips:

Adult female alternate:

Adult basic:


Similar species:

Yellowlegs have longer, brighter yellow legs, spotted upperparts, streaks and bars about head and have a barred tail. Wilson's Phalarope lacks wing stripe, has a white rump and tail, as well as a longer bill. Basic-plumaged Stilt Sandpiper is similar, but Stilt Sandpiper has longer legs, dusky streaks on chest and flanks, and lacks the black patch around the eye. Red Phalarope is similar in juvenile and basic plumages but has a thicker bill and a wider white wing stripe.