STILTS AND AVOCETS   -   RECURVIROSTRIDAE


Black-necked Stilt - Himantopus mexicanus
Black-necked Stilt
Himantopus mexicanus mexicanus
Pimentel, Lambayeque department, Peru.
(S6)


Black-necked Stilt - Himantopus mexicanus
Black-necked Stilt
Himantopus mexicanus mexicanus
Salinas, Santa Elena province, Ecuador.
(S8)


Black-necked Stilt - Himantopus mexicanus
Black-necked (White-backed) Stilt
Himantopus mexicanus melanurus
Laguna Mar Chiquita, Córdoba province, Argentina.
This subspecies, from central and southern South America, is often split off as White-backed Stilt. It has more white on the head and a white stripe breaking the black back (D3)


Andean Avocet - Recurvirostra andina
Andean Avocet
Recurvirostra andina
Laguna de los Pozuelos, Jujuy province, Argentina.
South America's only resident avocet lives  around very high elevation lakes in the Andes. (S6)


Andean Avocet - Recurvirostra andina
Andean Avocet
Recurvirostra andina
Laguna de los Pozuelos, Jujuy province, Argentina.
(S6)



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