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Himantopus leucocephalus

1 Pied Stilt at Moss Vale

Himantopus leucocephalus at Moss Vale - 6 Jan 2021
Himantopus leucocephalus at Moss Vale - 6 Jan 2021
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Identification history

Himantopus leucocephalus 21 Jan 2021 natureguy
Himantopus leucocephalus 13 Jan 2021 NigeHartley

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Private property, co-ordinates approx

4 comments

Boobook38 wrote:
   14 Jan 2021
This is a Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus, and doesn't appear to be in the list of species. It's widely distributed and its presence here is not at all unlikely.
BLSHFour wrote:
   14 Jan 2021
Agree. This is a common bird in the areas wetlands and should be on the lists. For some reason I cannot confirm its identity.
BLSHFour wrote:
   17 Jan 2021
There is some confusion about this bird as it is undergoing a name change in some quarters. The black winged stilt species exists outside of Australia and the Australian bird is considered by some as a different species and should be called White headed Stilt Homantopus leucocephalus. Perhaps this bird needs to be listed under both names with an appropriate note.
natureguy wrote:
   21 Jan 2021
I added the species to the system and confirmed. I also included a note under the species page which briefly explains the name changes/taxonomy.

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Podiceps cristatus (Great Crested Grebe) at - 6 Jan 2021 by NigeHartley
Spatula rhynchotis (Australasian Shoveler) at - 6 Jan 2021 by NigeHartley
Malacorhynchus membranaceus (Pink-eared Duck) at - 6 Jan 2021 by NigeHartley
Threskiornis molucca (Australian White Ibis) at - 6 Jan 2021 by NigeHartley

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 2 Abundance
  • 6 Jan 2021 12:12 PM Recorded on
  • NigeHartley Recorded by

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