This bird is now called the Black Necked Stilt.
A truly elegant wader, this striking black and white bird has very long, thin, pinkish-red legs.
The range of the Black Necked Stilt is mostly in the western half of the United States, but also migrates through Texas and can be seen in the coastal southeast during summer.
Found in salt ponds, flooded lowlands, or shallow lagoons. They nest on the ground.
This painting was completed by John James Audubon in New Orleans in the spring of 1821.
This Princeton Edition was printed on heavy, acid free, museum quality paper using specially designed archival inks. It is a fine art edition strictly limited to 1500 prints. All Princetons are hand numbered and bear an embossed seal in the lower margin of the print.
As seen in the New York Times.