Bird

Category: Nature

 

Photo and caption by Juan Alberto Rojas

The black-winged Stilt is a black and white wading bird. It has long orange-red legs with partially webbed toes and black claws. Its beak is long and black. Adult birds are about 39 cm. They feed mainly on aquatic insects, but also eat crustaceans and molluscs. They make a nest that could be scraped in the mud or plants piled up in a mound near the water. Females generally lay 3 or 4 eggs. The Black-winged Stilt is classified as Vulnerable, because of the loss or change of wetland areas for human use.

Location: Centennial park, Sydney, Australia

 

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