Red-Necked Phalarope

Phalaropus lobatus

Red-Necked Phalarope

Red-Necked Phalarope

Quick Facts


Scientific name:

Phalaropus lobatus


Sandpipers, snipes and phalaropes

Conservation status:




17cm to 19cm


32cm to 41cm


27g to 48g

About the Red-Necked Phalarope

The red-necked phalarope is a small and delicate wader that spends most of their time on the water. These birds have toes (unlike other phalaropes), which makes them strong swimmers out at sea or on pools. Although they spend most of their time in the water, they still do have the ability to run fast on the land - which they still do a fair bit.

Male red-necked phalaropes are duller coloured compared to the females. The males do also look after the eggs and young birds.

What does a Red-Necked Phalarope eat?

Their diets mainly consist of insects.

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