Sunday, 2 March 2014

Black-winged Stilt

Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
Lake Awassa, Ethiopia
12 January 2014

    This species is widespread throughout the southern hemisphere and breeds in a wide range of wetland habitats. It is unmistakable, characterized by exaggerated long thin legs, which have a pinkish hue, black wings and white underparts. This individual was foraging in the shallows at the edge of Lake Awassa.


  1. Great pics!
    At least this is one I am familiar with!
    We've got plenty of those along our coasts.
    The reflexion in the water in N°2 is superb!

  2. We love this beautifull bird. Several times we watched it in Bulgaria. We made him some pictures. Greetings from Poland :-)

  3. I really like the second picture.

  4. This wader is still on my list.
    Wonderful to see!