Scientific Name: Phalaropus lobatus
Malay Name: Kedidi-Jarum Leher Merah
Chinese Name: 红颈瓣蹼鹬
Range: Found throughout northern Holarctic and winters to the Arabian Sea, Southeast Asia and offshore Peru
Size: 17-19 cm
Identification: Non-breeding adult has mostly greyish upperparts, whitish underparts, isolated blackish mask and needle-like blackish bill. Juvenile resembles non-breeding adult but has darker to blackish crown, upperparts and wing-coverts.
Habitat: Open sea, marshes near the coast and mudflats.
Behaviour/Ecology: Mostly winters at open sea.
Local Status: Vagrant
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2019)
Featured reports: Apr 2022
Migrant bar chart (see more bar charts):
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus Average number of individuals by week based on Singapore Bird Database data, Jul 2013 to Jun 2023 (all records)
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