Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 2005-

(Information on this form was taken from a one-page hand-written document -- see transcript.)

Common name:

Red Phalarope

Scientific name: Phalaropus fulicaria
Date: 30 May 1992
Length of time observed: 10 minutes
Number: 1
Location: Howard Slough WMA
County: Davis
Distance to bird: 50 m
Optical equipment: 10 x 40 binoc. & 22 x spot. scope
Light Conditions: good
Description:        Size of bird: Slightly larger than adjacent R. N. Phalarope
(Description:)       Basic Shape:  
(Description:)  Overall Pattern:  
(Description:)            Bill Type:  
Field Marks and
Identifying Characteristics:
Slightly larger than adjacent R. N. Phalaropes, w/ a longer neck & bill.

See Drawing (The drawing section has most of the description)

Song or call & method of delivery:  
Habitat: [lake]
Similar species and how
were they eliminated:
Dark eye patch eliminates Wilson's Phalarope, however bird was never seen in flight to confirm a dark tan rather than a white tan (forgot to flush it [frowny face]). But we could see faint white stripe in wing, which is lacking in Wilson's. Head color & pattern was much different than adjacent basic plumage R. N. Phalarope,
Previous experience with
this & similar species:
References consulted:  
Description from:  
Observer: Peter Paton
Observer's address:  
Observer's e-mail address:  
Other observers who independently identified this bird: Jack Dalton
Date prepared: [May 1992]
Additional material: Transcript of original document
Additional comments: