Archive for 'Recurvirostridae'

Black-winged stilt (Himantopus himantopus)

It’s amazing how birds can navigate vast distances and find tiny plates of food like this small lagoon in the middle of the Shuab valley on the west coast of Socotra. Unknown why, many of the grey mangrove trees are dead and it seems there is little regrowth, which could suggest that the mangroves are […]

White-backed Stilt (Himantopus melanurus)

It’s almost dark, and hard to see, and most of the birds are quiet now. This individual was standing by itself in the middle of the pond, while all the other birds were resting on its edge. It sounds like this: