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Black-Winged Stilt Pictures and Detail (A Bird with Narrow and Tall legs)

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Black-Winged Stilt Pictures and Detail Today, I will talk about a bird with tall and narrow legs. Recently, I found a bird which was moving very slowly through bushes and searching for insects in the water. So, I decided to take its pictures and zoomed my lens on it. First, I thought that this bird may be related to Red-wattled Lapwing ; however, on close inspection, I found that the legs of this birds are much narrow and taller than the Red-wattled Lapwing. With some efforts, I got some of its pictures and later found that the name of the bird is Black-winged Stilt.  Black-winged Stilt is a member of Stilt family and we can find them in a wide range. They are also known by the names of Common Stilt and Pled Stilt. Their scientific name is Himantopus himantopus. We can 5 to 7 sub species of these birds. Black-winged Stilt is mainly found in Europe and most parts of Asia. I found these birds very quiet in nature and they mostly move alone except in mating season.