Black-necked Stilt

Himantopus mexicanus

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Avocets and Stilts (Recurvirostridae)

Code 4

BNST

Code 6

HIMMEX

ITIS

HEAD

Black-necked Stilt Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Brown in juveniles; various intense shades of red in adults, generally less vivid in females; All, brownish 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

Black-necked Stilt Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 36-39 cm (14-15.5 in)
  • Weight: 167 g (5.9 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Black
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: Black
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Black-necked Stilt Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Swift direct flight with shallow wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 64-69 cm (25-27 in)
  • Wing Shape: Long-Wings, Tapered-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: White
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Pink
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Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
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