Eukaryota >Animalia > Chordata > Aves > Charadriiformes > Recurvirostridae > Himantopus > Himantopus himantopus
A medium sized, black and white wader found in fresh and brackish wetlands and mangroves.
Black-winged stilt - Himantopus himantopus - Photo by Kylie Pawlow
It has long red legs and and a long, straight black bill.
They are very common throughout Australia, although not in the dry interior and rarely in Tasmania.
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