- Urban, E.K., C.H. Fry & S. Keith (1986). The Birds of Africa, Volume II. Academic Press, London.
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
Specimens with Sequences:44
Specimens with Barcodes:43
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".
- Banded stilt, Cladorhynchus leucocephalus
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