07 June 2011

My Penang Trip - Black-Winged Stilt or Common Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)

The Black-winged Stilt or Common Stilt (Himantopus himantopus) is a widely distributed very long-legged wader in the avocet and stilt family

The breeding habitat of all these stilts is marshes, shallow lakes and ponds.

Adults are 33–36 cm long. They have long pink legs, a long thin black bill and are blackish above and white below, with a white head and neck with a varying amount of black. Males have a black back, often with greenish gloss.

                                                                                                               Loc: Byram Msia June 2011

1 comment:

  1. Nice shot Tank! maybe if you use the car as a hide you could approach closer to them