Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Smalnäbbad simsnäppa - Phalaropus lobatus - Red-necked Phalarope

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Smalnäbbad simsnäppa - Phalaropus lobatus - Red-necked Phalarope
© NF Photo 140601, at an airport on the south part of Iceland

Smalnäbbad simsnäppa - Phalaropus lobatus - Red-necked Phalarope
© NF Photo 140531, Myvatn

Both are probably females.

One of my favourite birds but rarely seen in Sweden. They breed in the northern mountainrange.

About Red-necked Phalarope on  wiki

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25 comments:

  1. They are handsome birds, I love their colors. Great shots.

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  2. What a wonderful little bird to see and photograph.

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  3. I think you would have to be a genius to remember the names of all the birds in the world. Every time I go through this meme, I see another bird I have never heard of and, they are inevitably amazing. What a gorgeous and unusual bird, Monica ... I love these pictures.

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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  4. A beautiful bird I have yet to see...

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  5. Wow, great sight, they are rare visitors in central Europe.

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  6. Oh, just wow! A fantastic little bird in all its fine plumage

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  7. Nice photos, I love how you captured these birds with your camera

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  8. Gorgeous! I spent a bit of time birding in Sweden this summer, but missed this one.

    Iowa Voice

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  9. Love this interesting bird. The second shot has such lovely ripples around him.

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  10. it's an unusual one for sure..... I've never seen or heard of them.....

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  11. What a beautiful and unusual bird.

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  12. very pretty duck...have never seen this kind before(not surprisingly given I live in Canada!). Love the ripples in the second photo

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  13. The bird itself is beautiful, I love those color ; but I find the name of it in your language very poetical ; I'm wondering what it means in your language, in fact.

    Thanks for this lovely sharing.

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    1. re your question the poetic swedish name "Smalnäbbad simsnäppa" would be, if translated straight of: "Narrowbilled swim sandpiper" :)

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    2. Thank you so much for taking the time to answer me !

      I find the sound more poetical than the actual translation in English... ^^ I guess it is because it is a graphical arrangment of letters I'm not used to, as a Frenchie. It looks exotical, and it sound even more pleasant because I have no idea of its meaning... (Well now, I does. ^^)

      I take a huge interest in languages ; I'm always interested in the way things sounds and means in other people's mother tongues, cause language is the base of culture : you can imagine a lot about people you don't know by their language, I think.

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  14. Beautiful bird....love the water ripples looking like extended wings!

    Happy weekend!

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  15. Oh just how epic is this bird up close??? Pretty epic! We get the Red-necked Phalarope here during migration and it's usually too far to spot. But you've got great pics!

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  16. A beautiful bird in clear water! I love it!

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  17. Very nice photos. I especially like the movement in the second photo.

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  18. Such a gorgeous bird and your photos are perfect !

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