Himantopus himantopus

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is a widely distributed very long-legged bird who can be found in small lakes. The scientific name Himantopus comes from the Greek meaning "strap foot" or "thong foot". In Italy it can be found in the rice fields area (Piemonte).

Himantopus himantopus

[Linnaeus 1758]

Other names: common stilt, pied stilt

Italian name: Cavaliere d Italia

Photos have been taken in northern Italy and in Oasi Sant Alessio


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