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The Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus) is one of three species of stilt, the others two are Black Stilt (Himantopus novaezelandiae) and Banded Stilt (Cladorhynchus leucocephalus). It is resident in Africa and also breeds across the temperate parts of Europe and Central Asia where it is a summer resident that migrates south for the winter to sub Saharan Africa, the Indian sub-continent and South East Asia. Within the warmer parts of this range, there is a sedentary population.
In addition, there are also four subspecies or races recognised, which some authorities consider to be full species:
Saturday, 15 April 2017
BLACK WINGED STILT (Himantopus himantopus) Male on left + juvenile Salinas d'Es Trenc, Salinas de Lavante, Campos, Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
Labels: Aves de España, Balearic Islands, Birds of Europe, Birds of Spain, Black-winged Stilt, España, Himantopus himantopus, Majorca, Mallorca, Salines de Lavante, shorebirds, Spain