185. Phalaropus fulicarius.
THE GREY PHALAROPE.
Fulicarius = like a Coot, fulica.
Male 7 1/2". Female 8". Legs green. Bill 1", yellow, tip brown.— In winter: Forehead, supercilia, cheeks, and crown white. Grey nape streak. White bar on wing. Beneath white. Mid-tail projecting.— In summer: The females have the crown and nape black, with a white patch on the sides of the head. Back, scapulars, and tertiaries black, edged buff. Breeds in Arctic regions and ranges south in winter to Chili and New Zealand. Pour eggs (1.2 x 0.9), olive, marbled brown. (J. 889. B. 1481.)
Also the genus Steganopus. One species— S. tricolor, male 8 1/3", female 9 1/3", from N. America, migrating to S. America.