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Black Winged Stilt
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Black-winged stilt proper (Himantopus himantopus himantopus or H. himantopus) – including proposed subspecies meridionalis (S Africa) and ceylonensis (Sri Lanka).

Found in West Europe and the Mediterranean region to Central Asia, sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar, South and Southeast Asia; localized breeder in East Asia (e.g. Taiwan) but more widespread during winter; has become a regular migrant to the Marianas and Saipan and sometimes is seen on other islands in western Micronesia (e.g. Koror, Ngeriungs Islet and Peleliu of Palau) since the late 20th-century.[9][10][11] Northwestern populations migrate south to Africa in winter.

you could very commonly seen at Jaffna, Mannar, Willpattu or Yala National Park
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