BLACK-NECKED STILT Himantopus mexicanus

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This is the similarly widespread American type, increasingly split from Eurasian taxa. Ranging from Southern USA to Southern Chile and Argentina, the species includes two widespread subspecies, melanurus and mexicanus. Both are characterised by a black hindneck which is not found in Eurasian birds, the former (left) having variably more white on the crown and base of the neck.

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