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Phalaropus tricolor (Wilson's Phalarope)

Synonyms: Steganopus tricolor
Language: French; Spanish

Wikipedia Abstract

The Wilson's phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor) is a small wader. This bird, the largest of the phalaropes, breeds in the prairies of North America in western Canada and the western United States. It is migratory, wintering in inland salt lakes near the Andes in Argentina. They are passage migrants through Central America around March/April and again during September/October. The species is a rare vagrant to western Europe. This species is often very tame and approachable. Sometimes it is placed in a monotypic genus Steganopus.
View Wikipedia Record: Phalaropus tricolor

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
29
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
44
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 21.9096
EDGE Score: 3.13156

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  60 grams
Birth Weight [3]  9.4 grams
Female Weight [1]  68 grams
Male Weight [1]  52 grams
Weight Dimorphism [1]  30.8 %
Breeding Habitat [2]  Prairie wetlands, Freshwater marshes
Wintering Geography [2]  Southern Cone
Wintering Habitat [2]  Saline lakes, Freshwater marshes
Diet [4]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Granivore
Diet - Invertibrates [4]  80 %
Diet - Seeds [4]  20 %
Forages - Ground [4]  20 %
Forages - Water Surface [4]  80 %
Clutch Size [6]  4
Global Population (2017 est.) [2]  1,500,000
Incubation [5]  23 days
Maximum Longevity [5]  10 years
Migration [7]  Intercontinental
Wing Span [8]  15 inches (.39 m)

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

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Ecosystems

Important Bird Areas

Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Ciénaga de La Segua Ecuador A4i, A4iii
Humedales de Pacoa Ecuador A4i, A4iii
Lagunas de Ecuasal-Salinas Ecuador A1, A2, A4i, A4iii
Lagunas Saladas: Riacho Yacaré Paraguay A1, A3, A4i, A4iii
Reserva de Uso Múltiple Bañados del Río Dulce y Laguna Mar Chiquita Argentina A1, A2, A4i, A4iii

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Atlantic Forest Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay No
California Floristic Province Mexico, United States No
Chilean Winter Rainfall-Valdivian Forests Chile No
Tropical Andes Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela No
Tumbes-Choco-Magdalena Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru No

Prey / Diet

Artemia salina (sea monkeys)[9]
Boeckella poopoensis[8]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Consumers

Range Map

Distribution

North America;

External References

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Colwell, M. A. & Jehl, J., Jr. 1994. Wilson’s phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor). In: The Birds of North America. No. 83 (Ed. by A. Poole & F. Gill). Philadelphia: The Birds of North America.
2Partners in Flight Avian Conservation Assessment Database, version 2017. Accessed on January 2018.
3Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
4Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
5de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
6Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
7Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org
8del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
9HABITAT USE AND DIET SELECTION OF NORTHWARD MIGRATING WADERS IN THE SIVASH (UKRAINE): THE USE OF BRINE SHRIMP ARTEMIA SALINA IN A VARIABLY SALINE LAGOON COMPLEX, YVONNE VERKUIL, TOM M. VAN DER HAVE, JAN VAN DER WINDEN & IOSIF I. CHERNICHKO, ARDEA 91(1), 2003, pp. 71-83
10Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
11International Flea Database
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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