Black-winged Stilt

Black-winged Stilt – Himantopus himantopus


The Black-winged Stilt, Common Stilt, or Pied Stilt is a widely distributed very long-legged wader in the avocet and stilt family (Recurvirostridae). Opinions differ as to whether the birds treated under the scientific name H. himantopus ought to be treated as a single species and if not, how many species to recognize. The scientific name Himantopus comes from the Greek meaning “strap foot” or “thong foot”.[2] Most sources today accept 2–4 species.