20 March, 2013

Black-winged Stilt

Scientific Name: Himantopus himantopus

Population Estimate: Unknown, but Least Concern status.

Range / Habitat: Western Europe and Mediterranean region to Central Asia, sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar, South and Southeast Asia.

Field Notes: Wader with long pink leg and a long thin black bill. Blackish above and white below, with a white head and neck with a varying amount of black.

Personal Notes: Seen at Donana National Park, Spain. Per HBW, Black-neck Stilt subsumed under this species name. 

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