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Himantopus mexicanus melanurus
A black-necked stilt, also referred commonly as Tero real in South America.
Thank you mati =)
It so cute!
you are welcome Patty :)
Thank you very much António for the nice comment =). Your pictures are lovely too and thank you for sharing too.
great Patty,beautiful photos with a awesome quality,very good work,thanks for sharing
Glad you liked it; thank you very much Marcelo =)
Great picture! Congrats! :)
Thank you very much Malcolm, I understand. Back to the full name then and thank you very much for the explanation. Greetings.
Hi Patty, you have just confirmed it as a Black-necked Stilt!Let me explain. Many species have what are known as sub-species in different regions, which have what are known as regional variations. Some birding organisations disagree with each other over precise classification of these sub-species which leads to variations in Scientific names. For my part I am using the "Clements checklist 6.6.xls" which can be accessed/downloaded from here: http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementsche... Here are the entries in question (if it pastes properly when I post it)species Himantopus mexicanus Black-necked Stilt group (monotypic) Himantopus mexicanus mexicanus Black-necked Stilt (Black-necked) W and s US to e Ecuador, sw Peru and ne Brazil; West Indiesgroup (monotypic) Himantopus mexicanus knudseni Black-necked Stilt (Hawaiian) Hawaiian Islandsgroup (monotypic) Himantopus mexicanus melanurus Black-necked Stilt (White-backed) N Chile and e-central Peru to se Brazil and c ArgentinaAs you can see you have one of the sub-species with the Latin name Himantopus mexicanus melanurus which some organisations shorten to Himantopus melanurus. Hope you understand all this!
Dear Malcolm, I hope you are fine. I think this bird was neither an oyster catcher nor a black necked stilt, I think it is a tero real (himantopus melanurus); quite near your ID because you said it was an himantopus mexicanus, but I think it looks like the himantopus melanurus... I may be wrong... (I couldn´t find the name in English though...). I did find this: http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himantopus_... Best regards, Patricia
O'brigada Mayra, também adorei as tuas =).
Patty, foto incrivelmente LINDA!!!!! Parabéns!
ok, checking the picture again, you are RIGHT is a black- necked stilt with a white neck....
oyster catchers have orange beaks though and this one has black...ok, I will place just "Stilt"
but it doesn´t have a black neck...is it a blacked neck x, anyway?
Oystercatchers have much shorter legs.
Also, that beach in particular has lots of oysters, so, it sounded quite logical...;)
Oh, thank you very much. I didn´t know which species it was but thought that it resambled an oyster catcher kind we have here and others I found in the net... you are right, it does seem like a black-necked stilt. Glad you checked =)
This is not an Oystercatcher, it is a Stilt, probably juvenile, and either a Black-winged Stilt, a Black-necked Stilt or a hybrid of the two. They are sometimes treated as sub-species of the same species and sometimes as separate species. All come under the scientific heading Himantopus. Read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black-necke... , the taxonomy section explains it.
I agree, the second pic is cool too.
Thank you very much for the comment; I must say I like the second picture more ;) Greetings
Nicely captured with the reflection.
Lat: -27.60, Long: -48.55
Spotted on Apr 24, 2012 Submitted on Apr 28, 2012
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