A flock of black-neck stilts in the Palisadoes

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Title

A flock of black-neck stilts in the Palisadoes

Description

"A flock of black-necked stilts (Himantopus Mexicanus) photographed in the Palisadoes area. The birds, which are very good waders, are extremely graceful in flight with the neck only slightly extended and the legs shifting in rudderlike manner as the birds maneuvered. They are native to the West Indies and frequent marshy areas, pools, ponds and marine shores. Stilts are migratory birds; they range in length from 14-15 inches, have very long pink legs, long slender black bill, crown, mantle and wings black with the rest of the plumage white. They are locally known as Red-shank; Crack-pot; Telltale, Cachiporra, Pigeon d' Etang, and Pete-pete."

Subject

Stilts (Birds); Palisadoes (Kingston, Jamaica); Birds; Lakes - Jamaica

Creator

Charles Kinkead (Daily News)

Date

Sep-1974

Source

NLJ Photograph Collection IN: Daily News Collection - Birds

Identifier

D0009617

Rights

Permission to reproduce this image must be obtained from the National Library of Jamaica.

Format

JPEG

Type

Photograph

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Citation

Charles Kinkead (Daily News), “A flock of black-neck stilts in the Palisadoes,” National Library of Jamaica Digital Collection , accessed August 18, 2022, https://nljdigital.nlj.gov.jm/items/show/8717.