Black-winged Stilt_Himantopus himantopus6

Black-winged Stilt

The black-winged stilt (Himantopus himantopus) is a widely distributed very long-legged wader in the avocet and stilt family (Recurvirostridae). The scientific name H. himantopus was formerly applied to a single, almost cosmopolitan species. It is now normally applied to the form that is widespread in Eurosiberia and Africa and which was formerly regarded as the nominate subspecies of Himantopus himantopus sensu lato. The scientific name Himantopus comes from the Greek meaning “strap foot” or “thong foot”. Most sources today accept 2–4 species. It is sometimes called pied stilt, but that name is now reserved for the Australian species, Himantopus leucocephalus. (From Wikipedia)

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INFORMATION

HABITAT

FOOD

BREEDING MONTHS

Muddy Bays and Coastal Wetlands
Crustaceans and Worms
April, May, June, and July

NUMBER OF EGGS

COLOUR OF EGGS

BIRD HEIGHT

4
Pale and Spotted
38 Cm
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