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Red-Necked Phalaropes (Phalaropus Lobatus) mating, Flatøy, Iceland
The Red Phalarope spends more time at sea than any other Phalarope and nests in the wet tundra of the Arctic Coastline. They feed off the parasites on the backs of whales or on plankton. Newborn chicks can be left to fend on their own as soon as one day after birth, and are incubated by the male bird.