Scientific name: Phalaropus lobatus
A delicate wader, Red-necked phalaropes are as comfortable swimming as they are on land. Unusually for birds, the females are more brightly coloured than the males.
StatisticsLength: 18-19cm Wingspan: 36cm Weight: 36g
Protected in the UK under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, 1981. Classified in the UK a Red List species under the Birds of Conservation Concern review and as a Priority Species in the UK Biodiversity Action Plan.