Birds such as the black-winged stilt
are residents in the wetlands throughout the year, while eagles tend to arrive in November and winter in the Sultanate.
Hsinchu Department of Economic Development Director Wu Chia-tien said the Black-winged Stilt
is a large black and white wader with long orange-red legs and a straight black bill.
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.
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.
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.
However, the expert of the Black-winged Stilt
harbours dark storms within.
typically breeds in shallow freshwater and brackish wetlands with sand, mud or clay substrates (Fasola and Alieri, 1992).
What next; spoonbill, cattle egret, black-winged stilt
? More information on the ringing scheme can be found at: www.bto.org/ringing/index.htm.
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
The participants identified five species, namely, Black-winged Stilt
, Intermediate Egret, Great Egret, Grey Heron, and Purple Heron.