Formal in Black and White

Black-necked stilt reflections (photo by Susan T Cook from Wikimedia Commons)

11 August 2023

As if they are wearing white tie and tails, black-necked stilts look formal in black and white. Their beauty is enhanced by reflections in their watery habitat.

Black-necked stilt. Reflecting. (photo by Susan T Cook via Wikimedia Commons)
Three black-necked stilts. Not six. (photo from Wikimedia Commons)

The mothers look more casual when protecting their chicks. As you can tell by the sound track on this video, the chicks are adorable.

narrated video from Wild Wonders with Sushanta

Black-necked stilts (Himantopus mexicanus) are native only to the Americas, mostly South America. Check the map for their breeding zones to see their tiny chicks.

Black-necked stilt range map from Wikimedia Commons

(photos and map from Wikimedia Commons; click on the captions to see the originals)

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