Black-winged Stilt

The Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus) is a native Australian bird ranging in size between 36 to 38 centimetres. They are carnivorous and live in open freshwater wetlands, coastal bays and inlets.

They breed from August until December and are not considered endangered.

The images below were all taken at the Jawbone Flora and Fauna Reserve an excellent place to observe all types of  Australian birds.

The Black-winged Stilts (Himantopus himantopus) in flight

The Black-winged Stilts (Himantopus himantopus) in flight with their long pink legs trailing behind!

The Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus) at rest.

The Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus) at rest.

When the flight frenzy started this little chap seemed to be saying "Wait for me! Wait for me!"

When the flight frenzy started this little chap seemed to be saying “Wait for me! Wait for me!”

The Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus) in flight #2

The Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus) in flight #2

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2 thoughts on “Black-winged Stilt

  1. I particularly like the first shot, with the one bird seemingly flying without wings almost in the centre of the frame. It just adds a little extra something to the already very good image

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