Recurvirostridae – Stilts, Avocets

Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) by Phil Kwong Galleries

Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) by Phil Kwong Galleries

So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. (Gen 1:21)

CLASS – AVES, Order – CHARADRIIFORMES, Family – Recurvirostridae – Stilts, Avocets

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Species (10)

Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)
Pied Stilt (Himantopus leucocephalus)
Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus)
White-backed Stilt (Himantopus melanurus)
Black Stilt (Himantopus novaezelandiae)
Banded Stilt (Cladorhynchus leucocephalus)
Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)
American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana)
Red-necked Avocet (Recurvirostra novaehollandiae)
Andean Avocet (Recurvirostra andina)


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Ian Montgomery’s Birdway
Jim Fenton
Nikhil Devasar’s Gallery
Philip Kwong’s Galleries

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“Avocets and stilts range in length from 30 to 46 centimetres (12 to 18 in) and in weight from 140 to 435 grams (4.9 to 15.3 oz); males are usually slightly bigger than females. All possess long, thin legs, necks, and bills. The bills of avocets are curved upwards, and are swept from side to side when the bird is feeding in the brackish or saline wetlands they prefer. The bills of stilts, in contrast, are straight. The front toes are webbed, partially in most stilts, fully in avocets and the Banded Stilt, which swim more. The majority of species’ plumage has contrasting areas of black and white, with some species having patches of buff or brown on the head or chest. The sexes are similar.” (Wikipedia with editing)

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