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Black-necked Stilt - Annual Whooping Crane Festival in Port Aransas, Texas

The Black-necked Stilt is locally abundant along the edges of shallow water in Port Aransas. This eye-catching bird is black and white with long pink legs and a long thin black bill. They prefer marshes, mudflats, ponds and drainage ditches where their food (worms, mollusks, shrimp, insects, and small fish) is abundant.

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