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Black-necked Stilt

Himantopus mexicanus


The Black-necked Stilt is a shorebird of American wetlands and coastlines. They feed in shallow water, feeding on crawfish, brine flies, brine shrimp, beetles, water boatmen, and tadpoles. During breeding and during winter, they are strongly territorial birds, and are particularly aggressive to chicks that are not their own.


Southwestern U.S. south to South America. Shallow wetlands; salt ponds, flooded lowlands, or shallow lagoons.

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LuisStevens 10 years ago

Nice looking birds!

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Small Wonders 10 years ago

Thanks for the comment Ric3!

Ric3 10 years ago

Like their coloring w/ their pink legs.

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Spotted on Feb 22, 2013
Submitted on Mar 13, 2013

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