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(Eurasian) Black-winged Stilt

(Himantopus himantopus)
Alternate name(s): "Common Stilt", "Longshanks", "Stilt-bird", "Dog-bird"; misnomer: "Long-legged Plover"
Size: 33-40 cm; wing span 67-83 cm
Weight: 135-290 g

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Black-winged Stilt at Wikipedia .

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Range, habitat

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Sightings

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Photos

Additional information

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Race "himantopus"

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Frontal view of an immature (Eurasian) Black-winged Stilt
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, September 2009]

Lateral view of a (Eurasian) Black-winged Stilt
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, September 2009]

Up one leg...
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, September 2009]

... and then take a nap
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, September 2009]

Yikes, now how do I get my bill out again...?
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, September 2009]

Additional information

We have taken more photos of (Eurasian) Black-winged Stilts, race "himantopus", in Europe.

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