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
  • Cigüeñuela Cuellinegra (Spanish)
  • Échasse d'Amérique (French)
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