Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus)

The black-necked stilt is widespread throughout the West Indies. In addition to its black and white body coloration, it can be distinguished easily by its long, pink legs and long, thin, black bill. These individuals were photographed at the salt pond surrounding the Grand Case airport, which is a typical habitat for this species. When I was photographing them they repeatedly let out sharp calls, perhaps as a warning that a potential predator was nearby.

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