Utah Bird Profile
 Wilson's Phalarope - Phalaropus tricolor

Name Roots: (Gr. phalaris, "a coot"; pous, "foot" - tricolor, "three-colored")

In Utah:   
characteristic behaviors:
Nests on the ground in a scrape nest. This species is not a cowbird host. During the breeding season, this species is an insectivore: freshwater shoreline/surface gleaner.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in wetlands and water habitats.

by John Crawley

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