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Black-necked Stilt
Himantopus mexicanus
The Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) is fairly widespread across much of the United States, especially in the south. It ranges throughout Mexico and Central America and into South America as well. It is a noisy, alert species, characteristic of marshes and pond edges in many areas. This species is typically the first to raise a vocal alarm when a human or other potential threat is perceived. The first three images shown here were taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and EF 600 mm F/4 L IS lens and 1.4X extender in June, 2006, in Hidalgo Co., Texas. Scroll down for other shots.
The shots of a Black-necked Stilt in flight were taken in Kenedy Co., Texas, in June, 2000, with a Canon EOS 3and an EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 1.4 X extender on Fuji Provia film.
The shot at right shows a Black-necked Stilt on a nest at High Island, Galveston Co., Texas, in April, 2001. Thisimage was taken with the same gear and film as the two shots above.
The Black-necked Stilt in flight shown here was at Bowdoin N.W.R., Phillips Co., Montana, in June, 2007. This shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and EF 500mm F/4 L IS lens and 1.4X extender.
The next 4 shots of Black-necked Stilt in flight were taken in June, 2008, at Anahuac N.W.R., Chambers Co., Texas. The same gear as above was used for these images.
The next 3 images of a Black-necked Stilt were taken in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in August, 2009, with a Canon EOS 50D and an EF 800mm F/5.6 L IS lens.
The Black-necked Stilts in the next 2 shots were on South Padre Island, Cameron Co., Texas, in May, 2010. These images were taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and an EF 800mm F/5.6 L IS lens.
The next two shots of Black-necked Stilt were taken at High Island, Galveston Co., Texas, in May, 2013.
Black-necked Stilt
Himantopus mexicanus
Cameron Parish, Louisiana
7 April 2017
Black-necked Stilt
Himantopus mexicanus
Cameron Parish, Louisiana
7 April 2017
Black-necked Stilt
Himantopus mexicanus
Cameron Parish, Louisiana
7 April 2017
Black-necked Stilt
Himantopus mexicanus
Cameron Parish, Louisiana
7 April 2017
Black-necked Stilt
Himantopus mexicanus
Cameron Parish, Louisiana
7 April 2017
Black-necked Stilt
Himantopus mexicanus
Cameron Parish, Louisiana
7 April 2017
Black-necked Stilt
Himantopus mexicanus
Hornsby Bend,
Austin,
Travis Co., Texas
22 April 2017