échassier à ailes noires

English translation: black-winged stilt

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French term or phrase:échassier à ailes noires
English translation:black-winged stilt
Entered by: Drmanu49

17:42 Jan 23, 2014
French to English translations [PRO]
Science - Zoology / Ornithology
French term or phrase: échassier à ailes noires
This is from a tourist brochure about the wildlife in the range of volcanoes beyond the Ngorongoro crater in Tanzania.

This name seems a rather odd combination. "A ailes noires" suggests that the authors mean a particular species, but échassiers are wading birds in general. "Black-winged wading bird" or "black-winged wader" is not a species as far as I know. The nearest I can find is the black-winged stilt or the black-winged pratincole. But if those are what they mean, I can't understand why they didn't use their specific names: respectively, Echasse blanche and Glaréole à ailes noires.

Here's the context:
"Le cratère d’Empakaai – 300 mètres de profondeur, six kilomètres de largeur – est occupé sur près de la moitié de sa surface par un très profond lac de soude. Des oiseaux d’eau tels les échassiers à ailes noires, les sarcelles du Cap ou encore les flamants habitent ses berges."
Mark Bossanyi
Bulgaria
Local time: 15:46
black-winged stilt
Explanation:
http://www.oiseaux.net/oiseaux/echasse.blanche.html is endemic in Tanzania. I would vote for that one.

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4 janv. 2011 - Black winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus) - Tanzania 2011.
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black-winged stilt


Explanation:
http://www.oiseaux.net/oiseaux/echasse.blanche.html is endemic in Tanzania. I would vote for that one.

Black winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus) - Tanzania 2011 | Flickr ...
www.flickr.com/photos/mervcolton/5389929550/‎Traduire cette page
4 janv. 2011 - Black winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus) - Tanzania 2011.

Drmanu49
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Thank you. This is the one.

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