(Science: ornithology) Any species of Phalaropus and allied genera of small wading birds (grallae), having lobate toes. They are often seen far from land, swimming in large flocks.

Synonym: sea goose.

Origin: Gr. Having a patch of white _, a foot: cf. F. Phalarope.

Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page

This page was last modified on 3 October 2005, at 21:16. This page has been accessed 1,345 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link