Black-winged Stilt – variants

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Occasionally we see an odd plumaged adult Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus), one with a dark black on the nape and hindneck – see the image above. Very like the Pied Stilts (Himantopus (himantopus) leucocephalus).  Pied Stilts have been noted to be breeding both in Singapore and the Malayasina part of Borneo. However, Pied Stilts are said to have a pure white face and head.

 

Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) – Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Location: Malim Nawar, Perak, Malaysia

Habitat: Ex-mining pools, fish farming, extensive wetlands

Date: 7th January 2021

Equipment: Equipment: Nikon D500 SLR with Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR, handheld with Rode VideoMic Pro Plus Shotgun Microphone

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