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the fisherman A Black-Winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus) in Wilpattu National Park, Sri Lanka Black-winged Stilt,Geotagged,Himantopus himantopus,Sri Lanka,Winter,nature,sri lanka,wildlife,wilpattu,wilpattu national park Click/tap to enlarge

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  1. I don't think that this is a heron. It's possibly a Ruff or some other small water bird. Definitely not a heron though :) Posted 8 years ago
    1. You could be right. I think wildflower's guess would be correct. Posted 8 years ago
  2. It looks like black-winged stilt to me.
    Posted 8 years ago
    1. Thanks, I'll update the identification. Posted 8 years ago
  3. Love the dark silhouette approach, beautiful ;-) Posted one year ago

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The black-winged stilt is a widely distributed very long-legged wader in the avocet and stilt family. The scientific name "H. himantopus" was formerly applied to a single, almost cosmopolitan species. It is now normally applied to the form that is widespread in Eurosiberia and Africa and which was formerly regarded as the nominate subspecies of "Himantopus himantopus" "sensu lato".

Similar species: Shorebirds And Allies
Species identified by Chamith Siriwardena
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By Chamith Siriwardena

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Uploaded Feb 4, 2015. Captured Jan 30, 2015 17:54 in Kukulkatuwa Road, Sri Lanka.
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • f/6.3
  • 1/8000s
  • ISO1000
  • 483mm