Black-necked Stilt

The Black-necked Stilts (Himantopus mexicanus) breedsin the coastal areas of California through much of the interior western of the United States, as well as along the Gulf of Mexico as far east as Florida.  Their range then stretches through Central America and the Caribbean south to northern South America.

They can be recognized by their dark heads and the white spots above each eye.  Males have a greenish iridescence to their back and wings - particular when breeding. 

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Black-necked Stilt

Black-necked Stilt

Bill Shape
dagger
Regions
alabama
alaska
alberta
arizona
arkansas
baja california
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
delaware
district of columbia
florida
georgia
hawaii
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
labrador
louisiana
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
mexico
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
nova scotia
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
yucatan
Tail Shape
squared-tail
Wing Shape
long-wings
tapered-wings
Sounds
chirping
Habitat
mudflat
coasts
Oceans
Marshes
Color
black
blackandwhite
white
Body Shape
sandpiper
Size
large
medium
Order
avocets and stilts - recurvirostridae
waders, shorebirds, seabirds - charadriiformes
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species