Waterfowl | Black wing verbose



A globally widespread wader, the Himantopus himantopus (Himantopus himantopus) is characterized by its very long, red legs, white abdomen and, faithful its name, jet wings. Its distinctive legs frame around sixty % of its overall height, providing it with a feeding advantage over alternative waders in deeper waters Young birds may be distinguished by a touch of dark feathers on the sometimes white head

Size
    Length: thirty eight cm
    Wingspan: seventy five cm

 
The diet of the stilt plover is variable in keeping with season, however generally includes aquatic insects, molluscs, crustaceans, spiders, worms, tadpoles, small fish, fish eggs and seeds With its long legs, it will wade into deeper water, wherever it's going to be seen snatching insects that hover over the water’s surface, dipping its head below the water to catch tiny fish, or propulsion tiny worms from the mud

Black-winged stilts residing in northern regions migrate over long distances to achieve their southern wintering grounds though it'll usually breed in solitude, the stilt plover could be a generally social bird and might be found in teams of up to m throughout the winter migration

During breeding, parental investment is high from each male and feminine birds, with males devoting a major quantity of your time to nest building and egg incubation . This parental team seems to be monotonic, as whereas the male stays behind to tend the nest, the search feminine remains devoted  The nest is either a depression in arduous ground or organized on a floating mass of vegetation, ideally set with well-rounded visibility