Today Birdorable welcomes another bird named after the ornithologist Alexander Wilson to Birdorable, following Wilson's Warbler and Wilson's Plover. Today Wilson's Phalarope joins our flock!Wilson's Phalaropes are the largest of all three of the world's phalarope species (the others being... Read more »
About the Wilson's Phalarope
As seen in other phalarope species, female Wilson's Phalaropes are larger than males, and have a brighter, more colorful plumage than their partners. Partner is also a strong word, as the females typically leave parental care of chicks exclusively to the male birds. Our Birdorable illustration depicts a female Wilson's Phalarope.
Wilson's Phalarope is named for the prolific Scottish-American ornithologist Alexander Wilson. Wilson's Warbler, Wilson's Snipe, Wilson's Plover, and Wilson's Storm-Petrel are also named after the famed bird scientist.
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