Unmistikable, elegant and nervous bird (L 35 cm). Black wings and white head, neck and breast. In flight, its extremely long legs can exceed the tail up to 20 cm. Black-winged Stilt is tied to wetlands: lagoons, marshes, both freshwater as brackish. Breeding tends to be in colonies. The species feeds mainly on aquatic invertebrates. Resident.
Reasons for the need for protection/inclusion in annex I
Loss of habitat due to drainage of wetlands and the expansion of agriculture and disturbance at breeding sites are the main threats.
yellow = summer visitor
green = resident
blue = winter visitor
less than 20,000 pairs
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