14 May 2015.
Himantopus mexicanus. Please acknowledge any use of this photo: Andy Jones, Cleveland Museum of Natural History.
Cosumnes River Preserve
Sitting in the shallow river on orange stilt legs, these black and white birds are slightly larger than a crow
The Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) is a locally abundant shorebird of American wetlands and coastlines. It is found from the coastal areas of California through much of the interior western United States and along the Gulf of Mexico as far east as Florida, then south through Central America and the Caribbean to northwest Brazil southwest Peru,east Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands. The northernmost populations, particularly those from inland, are migratory, wintering from the extreme south of...