Black-winged Stilt
Himantopus himantopus
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The black-winged stilt is common throughout Tanzania on salt and fresh water. The male has a fully black back while the female is partially brown. The adult and immature were seen at Tarangire (11-14). The nest was photographed at Bagamoyo (5-12), courtesy of Riaan Marais. The video was filmed at Lake Burunge (11-12). The other photos were taken at Nanja Dam, Ndutu, Lake Manyara, TPC-Moshi and Arusha NP. Click the lower photo to see enlargements including another nest, chicks, juveniles and immatures.
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Paul Oliver, Riaan Marais, Trude Peterson, Christine Baissac

Last Update this page: 6-26-20