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Black-necked Stilt

Himantopus mexicanus

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Elegant shorebird with exceptionally long legs. Walks gracefully on bright pink chopsticks. Black above, white below. Thin, black bill longer than the head. Forages solo or in groups on mudflats and in water as deep as their legs are long.

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