Female (left) and male (right), San Joaquin Marsh, Orange Co., 5-06. © John  C. Avise.

Black-necked Stilt

Himantopus mexicanus

Charadriiformes; Recurvirostridae

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San Joaquin Marsh, Orange Co., 11-06. © John  C. Avise.

chick, San Joaquin Marsh, Orange Co., 7-06. © John  C. Avise.

juvenile, San Joaquin Marsh, Orange Co., 7-06. © John  C. Avise.

San Joaquin Marsh, Orange Co., 1-08. © John  C. Avise.

San Joaquin Marsh, Orange Co., 4-07. © John  C. Avise.

San Joaquin Marsh, Orange Co., 4-07. © John  C. Avise.

San Joaquin Marsh, Orange Co., 4-07. © John  C. Avise.

San Joaquin Marsh, Orange Co., 9-07. © John  C. Avise.