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Stilts and Other Waders

The black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus) is a long-legged wader that is commonly found in Mallorca. This Cigüeñuela Común is at home for instance in the salt marshes of Es Trenc, or in the wetlands of the Parc Natural de S’Albufera

The salt marshes of Es Trenc are known locally as the Salines des Salobrar. Apart from Stilts, you can find a variety of waders and other wetland birds here such as Greater Flamingo, Spoonbill, Shelduck, Water Rail, Marsh Terns, Stone Curlew, Thekla Lark, Dunlin, Curlew, Plover, Quail, Sandpiper, as well as other birds such as Egrets, Gulls, even Ospreys (Pandion haliaetus), etc., and more so during peak migration periods.

The Parlament de les Illes Balears has declared this bird paradise an Àrea Natural d’Especial Interès Paisajístic

The photo was taken near Colònia de Sant Jordi, Mallorca, Spain. The date: November 1st, 2008. The time was 14:04:30.

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November 2008


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