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Black-winged stilt - Himantopus himantopus black-winged stilt - Himantopus himantopus Black-winged stilt,France,Geotagged,Himantopus himantopus Click/tap to enlarge

Black-winged stilt - Himantopus himantopus

black-winged stilt - Himantopus himantopus

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The black-winged stilt, common stilt, or pied stilt is a widely distributed very long-legged wader in the avocet and stilt family . Opinions differ as to whether the birds treated under the scientific name ''H. himantopus'' ought to be treated as a single species and if not, how many species to recognize. The scientific name ''Himantopus'' comes from the Greek meaning "strap foot" or "thong foot". Most sources today accept 2–4 species.

Similar species: Waders, Gulls, Auks, Etc.
Species identified by Dr Harsha Vardhan Reddy
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By Dr Harsha Vardhan Reddy

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Uploaded Jun 10, 2019. Captured in Unnamed Road, 33470 Le Teich, France.