Wilson's Phalaropes, Steganopus tricolor, migrate in late summer from the prairie regions of North America to their wintering grounds in the highlands of Peru and the inland and coastal waters of Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Argentina (Holmes 1939, Meyer de Schauensee 1970). Reports on these birds from their wintering habitat are few. This paper describes numbers, feeding behavior, and molt of Wilson's Phalaropes wintering in a freshwater marsh in central Argentina. Fieldwork in Argentina was conducted by the senior author. The junior author analyzed molt patterns of birds collected there and added data he collected in North Dakota in 1968 and 1969.
Additional publication details
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Notes on winter feeding behavior and molt in Wilson's phalaropes|
|Series title||The Auk|
|Publisher||American Ornithological Society|
|Contributing office(s)||Patuxent Wildlife Research Center|