Black-winged stilt mating


Breeding
Black-winged stilts show a courtship with preening and bill-dipping. When the female assumes a receptive posture, the mail moves a few times from side to side behind the femal before mating begins.
The female is duller on the wings than the male.
The nest site of black-winged stilts is a bare spot on the ground near water. The nest is built from bedris, driftwood, grass and other vegetation. These birds often nest in small groups, sometimes with avocets.


Names
(en) Black-winged stilt
(sc) Himantopus himantopus
(nl) Steltkluut
(af) Rooipootelsie