Red Phalarope

Phalaropus fulicarius
A Red Phalarope specimen on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

A very rare migrant: two recorded here in May and several in July, August, and October. This is the most pelagic (living away from land) of the phalaropes. The females are larger than the males and more colorful in breeding plumage.

Specimen Information

This may be the information for the bird on the left (pictured above).
Date:  10/3/1912
Collected By:  Wm Palmer
Locality:  Potomac River, Washington DC
Sex:  Male, Immature
Catalog ID:  236336
An adult male is on the right (not pictured here).
Date:  5/29/1918
Collected By:  Edward J Brown
Locality:  Hyperion, Los Angeles Co, CA
Sex:  Male
Catalog ID:  255005