One Word Sunday


A female Wilson’s Phalarope in profile.

Middle Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada.

My One Word Sunday contribution.

Wilson's Phalarope in profile.

16 replies on “Profile”

Thanks Hannah. The Phalarope family are interesting because the female plumage is brighter than the male. Because once the female has laid the eggs she leaves and the male incubates the eggs and raises the young.

I knew that some species of birds do this “role reversal,” (for lack of better succinct verbiage). But I didn’t know the specific species’ names. Now I know one! Thanks. 🙂

There is Red Phalarope and Red-necked Phalarope as well as Wilson’s Phalarope. I think all three species do the role reversal.

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