black-winged stilt


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Noun1.black-winged stilt - stilt of Europe and Africa and Asia having mostly white plumage but with black wingsblack-winged stilt - stilt of Europe and Africa and Asia having mostly white plumage but with black wings
genus Himantopus, Himantopus - major one of two genera of stilts; similar to avocets but with straight bills
Himantopus stilt, longlegs, long-legs, stilt plover, stiltbird, stilt - long-legged three-toed black-and-white wading bird of inland ponds and marshes or brackish lagoons
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The wetlands contain approximately 170 species of bird, including Black Stork, Graylag Goose, Grebe, Lapwing, and Black-winged Stilt.
Some of these may include Coot, Moorhen, Mallard, Shoveler, Teal, Grey Heron, Little Egret, Spur-winged Lapwing, Black-winged Stilt, Francolin, Kingfisher, Goldfinch, Blackcap and Kestrel.
It comes complete with colored photographs and descriptions of the birds, including the endangered species of Black-Winged Stilt, which has an estimated population of 100,000 around the world; the Philippine Duck; and Chinese Egret.
The scientist also found several cases of breeding among the black-winged stilt bird, notable for its long legs, compared to its small body size.
The species observed both in 2010 and 2011 were Greater Flamingo, Black-winged Stilt, Gadwall, Mallard, Northern Pintail, Common Coot, Kentish Plover, Indian Courser, Great Bittern and Little Bittern which constituted about 29% of the total number of species present at the lake.
More than 13,000 foreign birds, mostly Whimbrel, Little Egret, Black-winged Stilt, and Common Tern, have flocked Southern Mindanao in the first quarter.
Various species of Siberian birds including, the Siberian Crane, Greater Flamingo, Ruff, Black-winged Stilt, Common Teal, Common Greenshank, Northern Pintail, Wagtail, Wagtail, Northern Shoveler, Rosy Pelican and Gadwall, migrate to Indian wetlands.
Visitors can see wading birds, such as the black-winged stilt, that are found at the wetland all year.
Black-winged stilt typically breeds in shallow freshwater and brackish wetlands with sand, mud or clay substrates (Fasola and Alieri, 1992).
Indeed a quick glimpse through the scope revealed flamingos, herons, a few gulls and even a black-winged stilt.
BIRD BATH: A black-winged stilt and, below right, mating Pictures: STEVE YOUNG
It aims to improve nesting and foraging conditions for important bird species such as the Spur-winged Lapwing, the Black-winged Stilt and the Ferruginous Duck, manage vegetation using unique Cyprus breed grazing cattle and water management of the site.