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    Black-necked Stilt

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    Black-necked Stilt

    Himantopus mexicanus
    • ORDER: Charadriiformes
    • FAMILY: Recurvirostridae
    Basic Description

    A striking black-and-white bird with very long, thin red legs, the Black-necked Stilt is found along the edges of shallow water in open country.

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    Other Names
    • Monjita Americana (Spanish)
    • Échasse d'Amérique (French)
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