|Copyright: suleyman kankul (bugalter)
|Date Taken: 2007-05-29|
|Camera: Canon 30 D, Canon 100 - 400 L USM IS|
|Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds|
|Details: Tripod: Yes|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2007-06-01 10:23|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus, is a large wader in the avocet and stilt family, Recurvirostridae.|
Adults are 33-36 cm long. They have long pink legs, a long thin black bill and are mainly white with a dark cap and a dark back.
The taxonomy of this bird is still somewhat contentious: some sources believe that there are as many as five distinct species; others consider some or all of these to be subspecies. The five forms are:
nominate Himantopus himantopus himantopus, which occurs in most of the warmer parts of southern and southeastern Europe, southern Asia and north Africa.
the Black-necked Stilt, which breeds from the US to northern South American has a dark head with a white spot over the eye. It is recorded as Himantopus mexicanus in the Sibley-Monroe checklist.
the southern South America melanurus is larger than mexicanus and often has a white crown.
the rare and endangered Hawaiian knudseni has more extensive black on its neck than the American forms.
leucocephalus of southeastern Indonesia and Australia has a white head.
The breeding habitat of all forms is marshes, shallow lakes and ponds. The nest site is a bare spot on the ground near water. These birds often nest in small groups, sometimes with avocets
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So nise shot in interesting moment!
TFS and regards,
- [2007-06-01 10:37]
Nice action-shot. I like the natural colours, composition and POV.
- [2007-06-01 10:41]
There are quite a few pics of BW Stilts on NT but this one is outstanding with perfect sharpness, beutifull BG nice compo and action
great pic, TFS Ori
Very nice and neat, I really like the pose and the simplicity.
Good compo and well-chosen moment.
- [2007-06-01 14:58]
Excellent capture, lovely composition, great POV and sharp details. Great pose
- [2007-06-01 21:03]
Hola Suleyman.-Nice Photo. Grate colors and focus. I like the pose and the food in his beak. Luis52.
this is a very nice image,tells us a little about the birds habbits.Great effort
- [2007-06-04 0:56]
Süleyman abi ben bu kareyıneden geç gördum haydaa.. Mukemmel tebrik ederim.