(syn. Phalaropus Ϯ Grey Phalarope P. fulicarius) Gr. αμβλυς amblus blunt < αμβλυνω amblunō to blunt; ῥυγχος rhunkhos bill; "Subgenus. - *AMBLYRHYNCHUS. WITH the BILL slender and depressed, dilated and rounded at the extremity" (Nuttall 1834).
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