Black-Winged Stilt


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Black-Winged Stilt

 

(Himantopus himantopus), a bird of the family Charadriidae of the suborder Limicolae. The body length is about 37 cm. The plumage is white and black. The legs are very long and pink, and the bill is black. The black-winged stilt is distributed in southern Europe, southern Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and America (except in the north). In the USSR it is found in the south, from the Danube to Lake Zaisan, living along the shores of freshwater and salt lakes and the sea. It nests in colonies. A clutch contains four eggs, which are incubated 25 to 26 days. The black-winged stilt feeds on aquatic insects and other invertebrates and on frog and fish eggs; in winter it also feeds on the seeds of aquatic plants.

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In our study, most frequent populations observed in both years were of Common Coot (Fulica atra), Common PChard (Aythya ferina), Common Teal (Anas crecca), Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus), Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) and Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) which constituted nearly 90% of the abundance of the species inhabiting Uchalli lake.
It may be a while before we see Black-winged Stilts nesting closer to home, however.
The black-winged stilt, common stilt, or pied stilt is a widely distributed very long-legged wader in the avocet and stilt family.
A pair of black-winged stilts (cwtyn hirgoes) have bred at Neumann's Flash near Northwich, Cheshire, and are currently raising a single youngster.
It comes in the same summer that three pairs of Black-winged Stilts nested in southern and eastern England, and young Bee-eaters fledged on the Isle of Wight.
Just beyond, a single avocet and two graceful black-winged stilts patrol the water's edge and above, more than 1,000 swallows herald a busy night's netting ahead.
A pair of black-winged stilts, which are rarely seen in the UK and normally breed in Europe, set up home near Marbury Country Park in Cheshire a month ago.
The black-winged stilts, which normally breed in mainland Europe, have set up home near Marbury Country Park in Cheshire.
Other bird species are 'queuing up on the other side of the Channel', including the black kite, serin, black-winged stilts and fan-tailed warbler.
The farm is important for many special birds, including purple herons, black-winged stilts and flamingos.
A PAIR of Black-winged Stilts arrived at Titchfield Haven, Hants, after overshooting their Med breeding grounds in mid-April.
Other bird species found there are the rufous night heron, black-naped oriole, osprey, whiskered terns, black-winged stilts, little egret, intermediate egret and great egret.