What Is The Scientific Name Of Black-Winged Stilt? (ANSWER)
SCIENTIFIC NAME OF BLACK-WINGED STILT – In this topic, we are going to identify the scientific name of black-winged stilt.
The stilt species is a widely distributed very long-legged wader in the avocet and stilt family Recurvirostridae.
The species falls under the Least Concern in the IUCN Red List.
Adult stilts are 33 to 36 centimeters or 13 to 14 inches long. They have long pink legs, a long thin black bill and are blackish above and white below, with a white head and neck with a varying amount of black.
The male variant has a black back, often with greenish gloss, while the female variant has a brown hued back, which contrast with the black remiges.
These stilts breed on marshes, shallow lakes and ponds, with some populations that are migratory and move to the ocean coasts in winter.
The stilts that are in warmer regions are generally resident or short-range vagrants.
The bird species pick up their food from sand or water and mainly eats insects and crustaceans.
The binomial name of Black-Winged Stilt is Himantopus himantopus.
The genus and specific epithet Himantopus is from the avocet and stilt family Recurvirostridae. The term comes from the Greek meaning “strap foot“.