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Friday, April 2, 2010

Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)

30th March 2010

Took this shots at Likas Lagoon the day after it rained heavily within few weeks. It is a uncommon winter visitor for North Borneo and easily distinguished between adult and juvenile based on the marking and colour of plumage.

According to CK Leong, this species used to be rare here but slowly the number that arrived every season is accumulating which is a good sign.

Digiscoped with Nikon Fieldscope ED82 via FSA-L1 adapter and Nikon D300s.

Black-winged Stilt

Other resident at the lagoon, Yellow-bellied Prinia

Happy birding and I will be off for bird survey at Mantanani Island next week :)


Madibirder said...

Love the reflections!

Costea Andrea Mihai said...

Hello!! I'm so happy i found this blog :) i love birds!! thank you for sharing us this beautiful image!!!

Shenandoah bed and breakfast said...

Pictures look really beautiful and thanks for sharing. When we arrived there we have tried many times to take same pictures of birds but it is quite difficult.

Best Regards,

Stuart Price said...

Great Stilt shots, there are pretty rare up in Hokkaido, I'm jealous