adult male (California, USA; 2011-08-06)

Black-necked Stilt
Himantopus mexicanus

Native Range: North America and Latin America

Notes: a strikingly photogenic species; little sexual dimorphism except that the male shows darker black on the back than does the female.

back view (California, USA; 2007-04-28)

adult male (California, USA; 2006-09-10)
front view (California, USA; 2007-04-28) pair, with female to the left (California, USA; 2006-04-30)
pair in flight (California, USA; 2008-11-29) landing (California, USA; 2007-04-28)
adult female (California, USA; 2006-09-10) flock (California, USA; 2007-09-20)
sitting on nest (California, USA; 2006-06-10) chick (California, USA; 2006-07-15)
juvenile (California, USA; 2006-07-30) flight (California, USA; 2008-01-13)
head showing mildly recurved bill (California, USA; 2008-03-01)