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Common Name:Stilt, Black-necked
Scientific Name:Himantopus mexicanus
Family:Recurvirostridae (Stilts,Avocets)
Area:Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon
Date:July 28, 2014

Black-necked Stilts are easily reconized by the contrasting black and white bodies and long bright red legs as shown by the adult in the upper photo.

The second photo is of a juvenile, notice the duller legs and brown edges on the wing feathers.

Rush Creek Marsh - Novato, California - - - June 14, 2013

Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge, California - - -March 10, 2005

Reference:Western Birds by Peterson / The Sibley Guide to Birds by Sibley / National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of Western North America