||Africa, Europe, Asia.
||limicolous bird, its plumage is black and
white. The beak is long, thin and black. The back is black, like the wings.
Both flying and resting the long red legs are distinctive. Male is slightly
taller than the female.
||shallow marshes, expecially in coastal lagoons,
estuaries, in both soft and salt water.
||quick and direct. It flaps its wings quickly.
While flying its legs are stretched out, like the neck.
||it feeds on invertebrates.
||most of them migrates at the beginning of
September. The others delay the migration till the beginning of October.
||it nests in colonies on the ground.
||it lays 4 eggs at the end of May, some clutches
can be anticipated at the first half of May.