Baby Birdorable: Black-necked Stilt

If you think our Birdorable birds are cute as adults, what about when they are babies? Below are some baby photos (shared via Flickr Creative Commons) of the Black-necked Stilt. Black-necked Stilts use scrape-type nests scratched out near or above water. Both parents participate in nest site selection and scraping out the actual nest. Typically four eggs are laid and incubation duties are shared by both adults of the pair. Chicks are hatched in a semi-precocial state - they are covered in down and are able to walk from the nest scrape just 1-2 hours after hatching.

Black-Necked Stilt in nest
Black-Necked Stilt in nest by mauricholas/ Maureen Leong-Kee
Hidden in Plain Sight
Hidden in Plain Sight by Dan Pancamo
Stilt chick foraging
Stilt chick foraging by tibchris
Baby black-necked stilt
Baby black-necked stilt by donjd2
Baby Black-necked Stilt
Baby Black-necked Stilt by donjd2
Baby Black-necked Stilt
Baby Black-necked Stilt by New Jersey Birds

Pretty cute, right? Be sure to check out our Birdorable Black-necked Stilt t-shirts and gifts!


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