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Black-winged stilt

Himantopus himantopus

Description:

The black-winged stilt, common stilt, or pied stilt is a widely distributed very long-legged wader in the avocet and stilt family (Recurvirostridae). Opinions differ as to whether the birds treated under the scientific name H. himantopus ought to be treated as a single species and if not, how many species to recognize. The scientific name Himantopus comes from the Greek meaning "strap foot" or "thong foot". Most sources today accept 2–4 species.

Habitat:

Bharatpur - Dec 2014

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Rajasthan, India

Spotted on Dec 20, 2014
Submitted on Jan 3, 2015

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