Tag: Stilts and avocets

Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Recurvirostridae | [latin] Recurvirostra avosetta | [UK] Pied Avocet | [FR] Avocette elegante | [DE] Sabelschnabler | [ES] Avoceta Comun | [NL] Kluut Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics Unmistakable, mainly white with black forehead, crown to below eyes, nape and upper hindneck. At rest, shows three distinctive black bands on mantle […]

American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Recurvirostridae | [latin] Recurvirostra americana | [UK] American Avocet | [FR] Avocette d’Amerique | [DE] Braunhals-Sabelschnabler | [ES] | [NL] Noordamerikaanse Kluut Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics A large, slim shorebird with a very slender, upturned , somewhat godwitlike bill, more upturned in the female. This and the striking white and […]

Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Recurvirostridae | [latin] Himantopus mexicanus | [UK] Black-necked Stilt | [FR] Echasse d’Amerique | [DE] Schwarznacken-Stelzenlaufer | [ES] Candelero Americano | [NL] Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Himantopus mexicanus NA, LA w, s USA to Peru and e Brazil, Hawaiian Islands Himantopus mexicanus knudseni […]

Black winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)

[order] Charadriiformes | [family] Recurvirostridae | [latin] Himantopus himantopus | [UK] Black-winged Stilt | [FR] echasse blanche | [DE] Stelzenlaufer | [ES] Ciguenuela de Alas Negras | [IT] Cavaliere eurasiatico | [NL] Steltkluut Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics The Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus, is a large wader in the avocet and stilt family, Recurvirostridae. Adults […]