Formal in Black and White


Black-necked stilt reflections (photo by Susan T Cook from Wikimedia Commons)

11 August 2023

As if they’re sporting white tie and tails, black-necked stilts look formal in black and white. Their magnificence is enhanced by reflections of their watery habitat.

Black-necked stilt. Reflecting. (photo by Susan T Cook via Wikimedia Commons)
Three black-necked stilts. Not six. (photo from Wikimedia Commons)

The moms look extra informal when defending their chicks. As you possibly can inform by the sound monitor on this video, the chicks are lovely.

narrated video from Wild Wonders with Sushanta

Black-necked stilts (Himantopus mexicanus) are native solely to the Americas, principally South America. Verify the map for his or her breeding zones to see their tiny chicks.

Black-necked stilt range map from Wikimedia Commons

(pictures and map from Wikimedia Commons; click on on the captions to see the originals)

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