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Himantopus leucocephalus

Pied Stilt

This species was formerly lumped with Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus) which occurs in Europe, Asia and Africa. The Pied Stilt is found in Australia and New Zealand where it is a fairly common waterbird, foraging in shallow water and on mudflats.

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Himantopus leucocephalus (Pied Stilt) at Moss Vale - 6 Jan 2021 by NigeHartley
Himantopus leucocephalus (Pied Stilt) at Moss Vale - 6 Jan 2021 by NigeHartley

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Species information

  • Himantopus leucocephalus Scientific name
  • Pied Stilt Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive
  • 600m Recorded at altitude

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