November 2009 - Black-necked Stilt
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Black-necked Stilt, Himantopus mexicanus
Black-necked Stilt, Himantopus mexicanus
The Black-necked Stilt is a wading shore bird. It uses its long bill to pick flies from the water surface or small invertebrates from the bottom of ponds and wetlands.
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A pair of Black-necked Stilts

The striking Black-necked Stilt has pinkish-red legs which are 8-10 in/20-25 cm long making them probably the longest legs proportionally to body size in the bird world.

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