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Smalnäbbad simsnäppa - Phalaropus lobatus - Red-necked Phalarope
NF Photo 110615 at Ånnsjön i JämtlandThe birds are in full breeding plumage. And one pair mating. This is such a beautiful and interesting bird. Most of them breed up north in the mountain range. It is not that common. It is a wader, but it swims when they search or food. It seems like the male sits on the eggs and cares for the chicks while the female goes back south.
See them in other plumage HERE.
Read about the birding day on my Travel blog. NatureReserve Ånnsjön
World Bird Wednesday XXXVI
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