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Himantopus

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Charadriiformes
Subordo: Charadrii
Familia: Recurvirostridae
Genus: Himantopus
Species: H. ceylonensis - H. himantopus - H. knudseni - H. leucocephalus - H. melanurus - H. mexicanus - H. novaezelandiae

Name

Himantopus

Vernacular name
Internationalization
Türkçe: Uzunbacak


Internationalization
Italiano: Cavaliere d'Italia

Stilt is a common name for several species of birds in the family Recurvirostridae, which also includes those known as avocets. They are found in brackish or saline wetlands in warm or hot climates.

They have extremely long legs, hence the group name, and long thin bills. Stilts typically feed on aquatic insects and other small creatures and nest on the ground surface in loose colonies.

Handbook of Birds of the World recognises three species in two genera:

* Black-winged Stilt or White-backed Stilt, Himantopus himantopus
o Pied Stilt or White-headed Stilt, Himantopus (himantopus) leucocephalus
o Hawaiian Stilt or aeʻo, Himantopus (himantopus/mexicanus) knudseni
o White-backed Stilt, Himantopus (himantopus/mexicanus) melanurus
o Black-necked Stilt, Himantopus (himantopus/mexicanus) mexicanus
* Black Stilt, Himantopus novaezelandiae
* Banded Stilt, Cladorhynchus leucocephalus

A fossil stilt has been described as Himantopus olsoni, based on remains recovered in the Late Miocene Big Sandy Formation of Wickieup, USA.

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