This bird isn’t really walking on stilts. It just looks like it.
The Black-necked Stilt is elongated in every way, with long thin legs that actually measure 8 to 10 inches, a long neck, long narrow wings and a long, very thin beak.
This bird actually stands 14 inches tall and has a 29-inch wing span, and in flight its long, trailing legs are very noticeable.
You recognize its males for being black on top and white underneath, with red legs. The female is very similar except she has dark brown on her back from her neck back to her tail.