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.
The mothers look more casual when protecting their chicks. As you can tell by the sound track on this video, the chicks are adorable.
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.
(photos and map from Wikimedia Commons; click on the captions to see the originals)