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Snipes, Sandpipers and Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Wilson's Phalarope (Steganopus tricolor) - HBW 3, p. 531

French: Phalarope de Wilson German: Wilsonwassertreter Spanish: Falaropo Tricolor

Taxonomy: Steganopus tricolor Vieillot, 1819, Paraguay.
Commonly placed in genus Phalaropus, but genetically distinct; apparently quite close to Tringa. Monotypic.

Distribution: N Alberta and EC California E to Great Lakes area, with scattered small outlying populations. Winters from N Peru to Uruguay and S to Tierra del Fuego.

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