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Black necked Stilt

Himantopus mexicanus

Description:

Long legged water fowl. Long beak. Stark black and white coloring. Usually one or two beige headed ones in with them.

Habitat:

Water run off from a wheat field.

Notes:

The beige headed bird is an American Avocet, Recurvirostra americana.

2 Comments

EvelynWilson
EvelynWilson 7 years ago

Thanks JenKnight!

JenKnight
JenKnight 7 years ago

The one in the center with the upturned black bill is an American avocet - one of my favorites! The rest are a flock of black-legged stilts. Nice shots!

EvelynWilson
Spotted by
EvelynWilson

Sonora, Mexico

Spotted on Mar 25, 2013
Submitted on Apr 27, 2013

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