Definitions for: Phalarope

[n] small sandpiper-like shorebird having lobate toes and being good swimmers; breed in the arctic and winter in the tropics

Webster (1913) Definition: Phal"a*rope, n. [Gr. ? having a patch of white + ?,
?, a foot: cf. F. phalarope.] (Zo["o]l.)
Any species of Phalaropus and allied genera of small wading
birds (Grall[ae]), having lobate toes. They are often seen
far from land, swimming in large flocks. Called also {sea

See Also: family Phalaropidae, limicoline bird, Lobipes lobatus, northern phalarope, Phalaropidae, Phalaropus fulicarius, red phalarope, shore bird, shorebird, Steganopus tricolor, Wilson's phalarope

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