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Information for Black-winged stilt - Himantopus himantopus

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Black-winged stilt
Himantopus himantopus

A medium sized, black and white wader found in fresh and brackish wetlands and mangroves.

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Black-winged stilt - Himantopus himantopus - Photo by Kylie Pawlow

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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.