Utah Bird Profile
Black-necked Stilt - Himantopus mexicanus

  Name Roots: (Gr. himantopous, [a kind of water bird]; himantos, "stra;"; pous, "foot" - Mexican)

In Utah:  
by Margaret Sanchez

Other Photos - ID / Song

characteristic behaviors:
Nests in a ground in a scrape nest. This species is not a cowbird host. This species is an insectivore: freshwater gleaner.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in wetlands and playa habitats.
How to find:  

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