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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Blackwinged Stilt

A medium size bird with very long legs found throughout SA along estuaries, dams and ponds.
Flocks of up to 500 birds have been seen but usually only a few.


Often stand on one leg. Sweep bill over the surface of the water and eat insects, seeds and snails.
Info: Robert’s Birds of Southern Africa

2 comments:

Jo said...

Hi Joan, beautiful images of the Black-winged Stilt. I was very excited when I first saw this bird here in Tanzania. Hope you're having a grand tour with Gaelyn. Greetings. Jo

Rhodesia said...

Beautiful photos of a lovely bird. Hope all is well. Diane