Himantopus himantopus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common Name: 
Black-winged Stilt
Distribution: 

Mainland Australia.

Ecological Notes: 

Occupy freshwater and saltwater marshes, mudflats, and the shallow edges of lakes and rivers, coastal bays and inlets. Black-winged Stilts pick up their food, mainly insects and crustaceans, from the surface of sand or water. 

Additional Notes: 

They typically forage by wading in water up to belly deep, but on occasion along the muddy margins of wetlands and estuaries.

References: 

Atlas of Living Australia at Himantopus himantopus Accessed 29 July 2020.
Birdlife Australia at https://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/black-winged-stilt Accessed 27 July 2020.