Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/52271

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Charadriiformes
Family:Recurvirostridae
Genus:Himantopus
Genus species:Himantopus himantopus

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:38 cm
Identification:The black-winged stilt is white with all black wings. It has a black cap to the rear of its head, long pink legs, and a long black bill.
Habitat:Freshwater swamps, marshes, lagoons
Diet:Carnivore: insects, small aquatic animals
Reproduction:The colonial breeders nest in shallow water. Three to five eggs are laid in April-June. Both sexes incubate the eggs for 26 days.
The black-winged stilt is a social species and is usually found in small groups.
Status:No special status

Other Information

Geographic:Europe
Western Asia
Africa
Date:1972-10 Subjects:short-legged wading bird
Black-winged stilt
Stilts (Birds)
Recurvirostridae
Charadriiformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/52271