The Black-necked Stilt has the second longest legs in proportion to its body of any bird, exceeded only by the Flamingo. Black-necked Stilts prefer shallow wetlands, especially human-managed ones like sewage ponds, as they have some vegetation, but are not overgrown. They wade in the shallow water and eat small crustaceans and fish. Source: Cornell Lab of Orinthology's All About Birds.
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From Avery Island Wildlife