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Niger is full of birds, and at the seasonal lakes, we often encounter water birds.

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The Black-winged Stilt [Himantopus himantopus] is a regular encounter during this part of the year.

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It’s a beautiful and peaceful long-legged bird (around 30-35 cm tall) who spends most of its time looking for insects in the water.

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The males are black and white, the females a shade lighter and the youth are gray. For more information, check out the Wikipedia page.

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For more birds around the world,
visit World Bird Wednesday!