Stilt, Black-winged


Name: Stilt, Black-winged

Scientific name: Himantopous himantopus

Type: Stilt

Color: Black,White

Habitat: Coast,Ocean,Water

Size: 37cm

Conservation status:

Resident Breeder and Winter Visitor


Unmistakable. Exceptionally long, red legs and rather slim black and white body; walks with high, graceful carriage. In flight, white with uniform black wings and noticeable trailing legs. Head and neck pattern varies from pure white to dusky grey. Female has slightly browner mantle and scapulars. Non-breeding adults have dusky head- and neck marks. Juvenile and immature are brownish above with greyish crown and hindneck and white trailing edge to wings in flight.