Saturday, July 4, 2015

Black-winged stilt (Himantopus himantopus himantopus)

English: Black-winged stilt
Binomial: Himantopus himantopus himantopus
Sinhala: කළුපිය ඉපල්ලෑවා[Kalupiya ipallewa]

Common bird found in fresh and brackish water bodies of Sri Lanka. More common in dry zone compared to wet zone. Most of the time this bird can be seen in shallow water searching for insects and crustaceans for the food. Above photographs were taken in June in Yala national park.

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