tall and slender wader; black wings; white body (South Africa; 2007-07-07)

Black-winged Stilt
Himantopus himantopus

Native Range: Africa, Eurasia, and Oriental Region

Notes: a geographically widespread stilt species, occurring in wetlands throughout much of the Old World.

pink legs trail straight out behind in flight (Spain; 2006-06-06)

slightly decurved bill; pointed black wings (Spain; 2006-06-06)

no sexual dimorphism (Spain; 2006-06-06)

often vocal and noisy when flying (Spain; 2006-06-06)