Posts belonging to Category Stilts

Pied Avocet

Ok, they may be common elsewhere but this particular Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avocetta is a mega for birders and birdwatching in Borneo!  Today at a small mangrove area in Tuaran, north of Kota Kinabalu, we had the second authenticated sighting of this bird in Borneo.  It was last seen in January 2009 in Kuching, Sarawak.  This wader has such striking black and white features when in flight and when feeding in the mud, the side-to-side movement of its upturned bill is wonderful to watch.  Enjoy!

Red-necked Phalarope

Red-necked Phalarope with Black-winged Stilt

Even in its winter plumage, the Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus looks so elegant and alive.  When feeding in water, its “spinning” motion is a joy to watch.  When out of water, look out for its tiny webbed feet.

This picture was taken very recently at a pool of a prawn farm in the Tutong district in Brunei D.  Enjoy!