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Black-necked stilt
Himantopus mexicanus

Size: 14 inches
Overall Color: black and white
Occurrence: near water
Diet: aquatic insects, small fish, seeds
Nest: dish near water, colonial
Field Identification: long pink legs, black and white body, long straight bill
Season: summer

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: 27 Recurvirostridae (stilts,avocets)
Genus: Himantopus
Species: mexicanus

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