Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
Black-winged Stilt, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, March 2010 - click for larger image

Al Ain, Abu Dhabi
March 2010

Black-winged Stilt is distributed in all continents outside Antarctica though some authorities split the species into, for example, Black-necked Stilt H. h. mexicanus and White-backed Stilt H. h. melanurus. (see my South American page)

See also my European page for photos of the same nominate sub-species as is found in the Middle East , central and eastern Asia.)

In Abu Dhabi it is both a seasonal migrant and a resident breeder.

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