Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Black-necked Stilt


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  1. I don't know if I have ever seen one of these birds. Great photo.

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    1. If you go to Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge (where I photographed this one) or any of the nature preserves along the coast, they are fairly common there.

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  2. Looks very similar to the Oystercatchers we have down here in FL. Must be in the same family

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    1. You have a good eye. They are closely related. American Oystercatchers are in the genus Haematopus and Black-necked Stilts are in genus Himantopus. They are cousins in the vast shorebird family.

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