Black-winged stilt

The Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus) is a large black and white wader with long orange-red legs and a straight black bill. It has black on the back of the neck, a white collar and a red iris. Both sexes are similar, and the plumage does not change during the year. Black-winged Stilts give a repeated high-pitched barking call. Young Black-winged Stilts lack black on the back of the neck and have grey-brown wings and back, speckled with white.

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37 thoughts on “Black-winged stilt”

  1. Mein Deutsch ist sehr rostig und nie so gut, so danke Google Translate!

    Die Fotos von diesem wunderschönen Vogel sind eine Freude. Ich liebe auch die mit den Vögeln spiegelt sich im Wasser. Sie sind elegante Vögel, und die Reflexionen verbessern diese Qualität.

    Ich bin froh, dass ich gestoppt, um Ihre Fotos heute!

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  2. Oops! Let’s try that in English since this is an English-language blog: The photos of this beautiful bird are a delight. I also love the ones with the birds reflected in the water. They are elegant birds, and the reflections enhance that quality.

    I’m glad I stopped by to view your photos today!

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