Himantopus himantopus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common Name: 
Black-winged Stilt

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.


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.