The white Échasse ( Himantopus himantopus ) is a bird wader.
DescriptionIts long pink legs allow the white Stilt deep water patauger, while collecting its food on the surface.
FoodInsects taken on the mud, the vegetation or water.
HabitatPonds bordered of reeds, flooded fields, rice plantations, saltworks, lagoons and, less often, estuaries.
ReproductionHollow in the mud or sand, often on not very deep water small islands, furnished with grass or sheets. 3 to 4 eggs in a laying from April at June.
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