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Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus)
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Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus)

General Description: Black-necked Stilts (Himantopus mexicanus) are long-legged wading birds that are black over white with reddish legs.

Taxonomy: Charadriiformes, Recurvirostridae.

Favored Habitat: Shallow marshes and mudflats with barren islands for resting and breeding.

Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus)

Where to Find: Around Las Vegas, look for this species at the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, the Pahranagat Valley, and the Overton Wildlife Management Area.

Comments: Summer breeders in our area.

Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus)
Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus)
Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus)
Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus)
Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus)
Black-necked Stilt feeding while two American Avocets sleep
Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus)
Black-necked Stilt feeding in typical habitat at the Henderson BVP
Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus)
Foraging Stilt walks an erratic path in shallow water
Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus)
A Black-necked Stilt foraging in shallow water
Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus)
Black-necked Stilt and White-cheeked Pintail (Anas bahamensis)
Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus)
Black-necked Stilt in the Galapagos Islands
Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus)
Black-necked Stilt in the Galapagos Islands
Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus)
Black-necked Stilt in the Galapagos Islands
Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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