BIRD OF THE WEEK — BLACK-NECKED STILT — PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group

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BIRD OF THE WEEK

BLACK-NECKED STILT

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Himantopus mexicanus
POPULATION: Unknown
TREND: Stable
HABITAT: Shallow salt or freshwater wetlands and lakes, flooded fields, marsh edges

“Long” and “thin” are the best adjectives for describing this elegant black and white shorebird: long neck; thin, needle-like black bill; and long, pink legs. Black-necked Stilts have the second-longest legs in proportion to their bodies of any bird—only a flamingo’s are longer.

 

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