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Black-necked Stilt

Himantopus mexicanus
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Length: 14 in. (36 cm )
Found wading in marshes, wet mud and flooded fields, the Black-necked Stilt usually occurs in small colonies. It nests on the ground on little islands or hummocks in wet areas, and the shallow nest is lined with pebbles, sticks and clam shells. Adults vigorously protect nest sites by calling loudly and flying close over the head of intruders. They will also fake a wing injury to draw the enemy away from the eggs or young. Food is picked from under water and consists of invertebrates, small fish, tadpoles and occasionally seeds. This species is considered threatened in Hawaii.

The four-digit banding code is BNST.

Male | Herbert Clarke


Marsh / swamp

Mudflat

Open water
Bird Sound Type: Chirping
Sex of Bird: Male
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  • Article: Black-necked Stilt
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: June 23, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/black-necked-stilt

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Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Black-necked Stilt. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved June 23, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/black-necked-stilt

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Dr. Biology. "Black-necked Stilt". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/black-necked-stilt

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Dr. Biology. "Black-necked Stilt". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 23 Jun 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/black-necked-stilt

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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