Hawaiian Stilt

Himantopus mexicanus

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Avocets and Stilts (Recurvirostridae)

Code 4

HAST

Code 6

HIMMEX

ITIS

HEAD

Hawaiian Stilt Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Brown in juveniles; various intense shades of red in adults generally less vivid in females; all brown next to pupil.
  • Head pattern: Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Black
  • Forehead Color: White
  • Nape Color: Black
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Hawaiian Stilt Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 36-39 cm (14-15.5 in)
  • Weight: 205 g (7.23 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Black
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: Black
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Hawaiian Stilt Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Swift direct flight with shallow wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 73 cm (28.7 in)
  • Wing Shape: Long-Wings, Tapered-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: White
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Pale red.
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