Wilson's phalarope


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Related to Wilson's phalarope: Steganopus tricolor

Wilson's phalarope

n.
A gray or gray and brown shorebird (Phalaropus tricolor) of North and South America, having white underparts and a black needlelike bill.

[After Alexander Wilson (1766-1813), Scottish-born American ornithologist.]
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Noun1.Wilson's phalarope - breeds on the northern great plains of CanadaWilson's phalarope - breeds on the northern great plains of Canada
phalarope - small sandpiper-like shorebird having lobate toes and being good swimmers; breed in the Arctic and winter in the tropics
genus Steganopus, Steganopus - a genus of Phalaropidae
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The Wilson's Phalarope, although not globally threatened, has attracted scores of bird watchers to the Reserve during the past few days.
Wilson's Phalarope can be seen on saline lakes during migration.
A Wilson's Phalarope was spotted at the wetlands on Saturday.
Scientists consider many species among these to be threatened or in need of special protection, including: Peregrine Falcon, Red-tailed Hawk, Least Bittern, Great Blue Heron, Northern Pintail, Blue-Winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, American Widgeon, Northern Harrier, Harris' Hawk, Short-eared Owl, Cinnamon Teal, Redhead Duck, Least Sandpiper, Baird's Sandpipe and Wilson's Phalarope.