onsdag 8 augusti 2012

Bird Picture of the Week / Ukens Fuglebilde

This week`s bird picture is of a small colourful wader - the Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus).

They breed in small tundra marches/ponds here in the high north and spend the winter pelagically as far away as in tropical oceans like e.g. the Indian Ocean.

They are well known for having reversed sex roles compared to most other birds. The females pursue the males and compete for nesting territory and most of the females have already migrated south. The males incubate the eggs and look after the young before they leave too.

Red-necked Phalarope / Svømmesnipe / Smalnäbbad simsnäppa

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