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Black-winged Stilt
2009-02-21 20:59:48

The Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus) is a species of bird in the avocet family, Recurvirostridae. This species is widely distributed. Its preferred breeding habitat is marshes, shallow lakes and ponds. Some populations are migratory and move to the ocean coasts in winter. Birds in the warmer regions are mostly resident. Hawaiian populations are endangered due to habitat loss and...

Black Stilt
2008-04-29 00:12:48

The Black Stilt (Himantopus novaezelandiae), is a large wading bird in the avocet and stilt family Recurvirostridae. During the breeding season it is restricted to the upper Waitaki Valley, South Island, New Zealand. Small numbers over winter in the North Island. Adults are 39 inches long. They have very long red legs, a long thin black bill and black plumage. Juveniles have a white breast,...

American Avocet
2005-06-14 12:38:35

The American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana) is a large wader in the avocet and stilt family, Recurvirostridae. Adults have long legs, a rust head and neck, a long up-turned bill and a white lower body with a distinctive black and white pattern on the wing and back. Their breeding habitat includes marshes, prairie ponds, and shallow lakes in the mid-west and on the Pacific coast of North...

Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.