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Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus himantopus   - Mating sequence
Black-winged Stilt
Photographer : © Viral Patel and Pankaj Maheria
Location :Blackbuck National Park, Velavadar, Bhavnagar District, Gujarat, India
Date : 14 April 2015
English synonyms:Stilt, Blackwinged Stilt, Afro-eurasian Black-winged Stilt, Eurasian Black-winged stilt, Ceylon Black-winged Stilt, Black-necked Stilt, White-headed Stilt, Ceylon Stilt, Common Stilt, Pied Stilt
Bird Family :Recurvirostrini - Ibisbill, Stilts & Avocets
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :The female Black-winged Stilt gave the typical straight pose, so we suspected it as a mating invitation. After that male circled the female two or three times, after which they mated. - PM