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Black Winged Stilt

Himantopus himantopus

Description:

Black Winged Stilt is a very long-legged wader in the avocet and stilt family.The long, distinctive red legs of the black-winged stilt account for nearly 60 percent of its height.Outside of the breeding season the black-winged stilt is a social species and can be found in groups of up to 1,000.Mob-displays have been observed, where a few come together and behave in a mildly aggressive fashion, this may be in response to predators or territorial disputes.

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16 Comments

Atul
Atul 8 years ago

Thank you Donna and mauna !

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 8 years ago

Elegant!

DonnaBollenbach
DonnaBollenbach 8 years ago

Nice series. I love seeing these in the wild.

Atul
Atul 8 years ago

Thank you Alice and Sarala :)

Superb shots of this lovely bird!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

Amazing how they fold up! Thank You Atul! Nice addition.

Atul
Atul 8 years ago

Hey alice !! i have just the pic to show you that ...
uploading a third pic :)

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

It makes you wonder how they can sit on their eggs!

Atul
Atul 8 years ago

Thank you Ali !

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 8 years ago

Beautiful!

Atul
Atul 8 years ago

Thank you guys for the wonderful comments :)

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Beauties!!

Cody.conway
Cody.conway 8 years ago

Really nice Portrait!

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 8 years ago

Beautiful!

Atul
Atul 8 years ago

Thank you Kranti !

KrantiAzad
KrantiAzad 8 years ago

nice spotting !

Atul
Spotted by
Atul

India

Spotted on Jan 25, 2013
Submitted on Feb 20, 2013

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