|Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus|
|Camargue, France and Morocco
The Black-winged Stilt has unbelievably long, pink legs, a thin black bill, black wings and white underparts. The long legs allow it to feed in deeper water than most other waders.
|It is a fairly cosmopolitan bird with subspecies present in Europe, South-East Asia and Australasia, Hawaii, and North, Central and South America. See the distribution map at Birdlife International.
It feeds on aquatic insects, worms, tadpoles, etc..
The European birds winter in sub-Saharan Africa leaving between August and November and returning in March and April.
|Photo 3 shows an immature in flight with a pale trailing edge to the wing and paler edging to the flight feathers.|
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