Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
|Specimen Records:||55||Public Records:||25|
|Specimens with Sequences:||38||Public Species:||4|
|Specimens with Barcodes:||37||Public BINs:||1|
|Species With Barcodes:||5|
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".
- Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus
- Pied Stilt or White-headed Stilt, Himantopus himantopus leucocephalus
- Hawaiian Stilt or aeʻo, Himantopus knudseni
- White-backed Stilt, Himantopus melanurus
- Black-necked Stilt, Himantopus mexicanus
- Black Stilt, Himantopus novaezelandiae
- Banded Stilt, Cladorhynchus leucocephalus
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