Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Description

Size: medium. Plumage: pied; wings long and pointed; outer primary longest, tail short with middle and outer rectrices slightly longer than others. Other characters: neck longish; long, slender, straight bill; nostrils long and slit-like; legs extremely long; feet with outer and middle toes broadly webbed, inner and middle toes very slightly webbed; no hind toe. <389>
  • Urban, E.K., C.H. Fry & S. Keith (1986). The Birds of Africa, Volume II. Academic Press, London.
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 2 specimens in 3 taxa.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 0
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
Specimen Records:56
Specimens with Sequences:44
Specimens with Barcodes:43
Species:6
Species With Barcodes:5
Public Records:26
Public Species:4
Public BINs:1
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Wikipedia

Stilt

This article is about the type of bird. For the poles or walking supports, see stilts.
For the journal of the Australasian Wader Studies Group, see Stilt

Stilt is a common name for several species of birds in the family Recurvirostridae, which also includes those known as avocets. They are found in brackish or saline wetlands in warm or hot climates.

They have extremely long legs, hence the group name, and long thin bills. Stilts typically feed on aquatic insects and other small creatures and nest on the ground surface in loose colonies.

Most sources recognize 6 species in 2 genera, although the white-backed and Hawaiian stilts are occasionally considered subspecies of the black-necked stilt. The generic name "Himantopus" comes from the Greek meaning "strap-leg".[1]

Species[edit]

A fossil stilt has been described as Himantopus olsoni, based on remains recovered in the Late Miocene Big Sandy Formation of Wickieup, USA.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Jobling, James (2010). Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. London: Helm. p. 191. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4. 
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