Black-winged Stilt

Himantopus himantopus

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The black-winged stilt (Himantopus himantopus) is a widely distributed very long-legged wader in the avocet and stilt family (Recurvirostridae). It is now widely accepted that the scientific name H. himantopus which was formerly applied to a single almost cosmopolitan species and is now normally applied to the widespread form from Eurasia and Africa which was formerly regarded as the nominate subspecies of Himantopus himantopussensu lato. The scientific name

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