What is another word for phalaropes?

5 synonyms found


[ fˈalɐɹˌə͡ʊps], [ fˈalɐɹˌə‍ʊps], [ f_ˈa_l_ɐ_ɹ_ˌəʊ_p_s]

Phalaropes are medium-sized wading birds that are renowned for their ability to swim. They are known by different names based on their habitat, color or behavior. The most common synonym for phalaropes is sea-waifs, referring to their migratory behavior. Another synonym for phalaropes is shorebirds, due to their affinity for coastal environments. Wilson's phalaropes are also called "grey phalaropes" due to their coloring. The red phalarope has a distinctively colored plumage, earning it the nickname "red-necked phalarope". Both species of phalaropes are collectively referred to as "phalarops", and are characterized by their unique feeding behavior of swimming in circles to create a whirlpool, which brings food to the surface.

Related words: red-necked phalaropes, red-necked phalarope, phalaropus, American phalarope, North American phalarope, .

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    There are a number of bird families that include both pelagic and montane species. Within this broader family, the phalaropes are a particularly diverse and interesting group.

    There are more than twenty different species of phalaropes, found throughout the world's oceans. These birds are known for their curious and fearless nature, and their ability to take flight rapidly and accurately.

    Most phalaropes are aquatic birds, spending their days swimming and skimming through the water's surface. They are unique among soaring birds in that they possess both webbed feet and feathers on their wings.

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