Black-winged Stilt

black-winged stilt, échasse blanche, cigüeñuela de alas negras
Conservation status and names
black-winged stilt, échasse blanche, cigüeñuela de alas negras
Nairobi National Park
black-winged stilt, échasse blanche, cigüeñuela de alas negras
Nakuru National Park
black-winged stilt, échasse blanche, cigüeñuela de alas negras
Nairobi National Park
black-winged stilt, échasse blanche, cigüeñuela de alas negras
Lake Elementaita, Soysambu Conservancy
black-winged stilt, échasse blanche, cigüeñuela de alas negras
Nairobi National Park

black-winged stilt, échasse blanche, cigüeñuela de alas negras, Nicolas Urlacher, wildlife of kenya, bird
Nairobi National Park
black-winged stilt, échasse blanche, cigüeñuela de alas negras
Amboseli National Park
black-winged stilt, échasse blanche, cigüeñuela de alas negras
Amboseli National Park

The black-winged stilt  is a widely distributed very long-legged wader in the avocet and stilt family. 

The breeding habitat of all these stilts is marshes, shallow lakes and ponds. Some populations are migratory and move to the ocean coasts in winter; those in warmer regions are generally resident or short-range vagrants. 

These birds pick up their food from sand or water. They mainly eat insects and crustaceans.

The nest site is a bare spot on the ground near water. These birds often nest in small groups, sometimes with avocets.