Facts about Black Winged Stilt /Behaviour, Distribution, Habitat, Size, Weight, IUCN stetus

Facts about Black Winged Stilt



Black-winged Stilt :– France and Iberia S to Sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar, and E to C Asia and NC China, Indian Subcontinent , Indochina and Taiwan; winters S to Africa, Middle East and S & SE Asia to Borneo and Philippines.

Other Subspecies of Stilt family:-

Pied Stilt – S Sumatra and Java E to New Guinea , and S to Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand; winters N to Philippines, Greater Sundas and Sulawesi, and Sri Lanka .

Hawaiian Stilt – W & S USA through Central America and West Indies to Colombia, N Venezuela, Galapagos, E Ecuador to SW Peru, and NE Brazil.

 White-backed Stilt – Chile and EC Peru through Bolivia and Paraguay to SE Brazil, and S to SC Argentina.


Size and Description:-

35–40 cm; 166–205 g 

Voice:-

Quite vocal, but mostly during breeding season. Most-frequently heard call a repeated nasal.

Habitat:-

Shallow wetlands of tropical and temperate regions. Breeding habitats mainly freshwater sites.

Food:-

Carnivorous, preying on great sort of small, mainly aquatic, invertebrates and vertebrates, occasionally seeds. Main prey types are small insects.


Breeding:-

Timing very variable over massive range due partially also to opportunistic nature: seasonal or after rain in tropical regions.

Movements:-

Movements to long distance migration elsewhere.


Status and conservation:-
Not globally threatened (Least Concern).

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