Himantopus himantopus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Black-winged Stilt

The Black-winged Stilt was not listed from Kwajalein in the Clapp (1990) study, but would probably be considered an accidental vagrant. This one was photographed in September 2015 by Stan Jazwinski near the Kwajalein water plant. A few days later, I saw what was probably the same one across the road from the water plant, wading in a rain puddle next to the runway. To my knowledge, that was the last sighting.

Created 25 January 2018

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