stilt

For the journal of the Australasian Wader Studies Group, see Stilt
Stilts

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Charadriiformes
Family:Recurvirostridae
Genera


Himantopus
Cladorhynchus
Stilts are waders in the same bird family as the 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.

The is some dispute about the taxonomy of the stilts. Handbook of Birds of the World recognises three species in two genera: However, ITIS places Banded Stilt in the Himantopus genus, and splits the American forms of Black-winged Stilt as distinct species: A fossil stilt has been described as Himantopus olsoni, based on remains recovered in the Late Miocene Big Sandy Formation of Wickieup, USA.
Stilts are poles, posts or pillars used to allow a person or structure to stand at a certain distance above the ground. Walking stilts are poles equipped with steps for the feet to stand on, or straps to attach them to the legs, for the purpose of walking while elevated above a
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The Australasian Wader Studies Group (AWSG), established in 1981, is a special interest group of the Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union, also known as Birds Australia. It publishes a journal, The Stilt, usually twice a year, with occasional extra issues.
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The Stilt (ISSN 0726-1888) is the journal of the Australasian Wader Studies Group (AWSG), a special interest group of the Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union, also known as Birds Australia. It was first issued in 1981.
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H. mexicanus

Binomial name
Himantopus mexicanus
Müller, 1776

The Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus
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Scientific classification or biological classification is a method by which biologists group and categorize species of organisms. Scientific classification also can be called scientific taxonomy, but should be distinguished from folk taxonomy, which lacks scientific basis.
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Chordata
Bateson, 1885

Typical Classes

See below

Chordates (phylum Chordata) are a group of animals that includes the vertebrates, together with several closely related invertebrates.
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Aves
Linnaeus, 1758

Orders

About two dozen - see section below

Birds (class Aves) are bipedal, warm-blooded, egg-laying vertebrate animals.
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Charadriiformes
Huxley, 1867

Families

Scolopacidae
Rostratulidae
Jacanidae
Thinocoridae
Pedionomidae
Laridae
Rhynchopidae
Sternidae
Alcidae
Stercorariidae
Glareolidae
Dromadidae
Turnicidae
Burhinidae
Chionididae
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Cladorhynchus
Gray,GR, 1840

Species: C. leucocephalus

Binomial name
Cladorhynchus leucocephalus
(Vieillot, 1816)

The Banded Stilt
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Charadrii

Families
  • Ibidorhynchidae
  • Recurvirostridae
  • Haematopodidae
  • Charadriidae
Waders, called shorebirds in North America (where "wader" is used to refer to long-legged wading birds such as storks and herons), are members
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Aves
Linnaeus, 1758

Orders

About two dozen - see section below

Birds (class Aves) are bipedal, warm-blooded, egg-laying vertebrate animals.
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Recurvirostra
Linnaeus, 1758

Species
  • Recurvirostra avosetta
  • Recurvirostra americana
  • Recurvirostra novaehollandiae
  • Recurvirostra andina
The four species of Avocets
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H. himantopus

Binomial name
Himantopus himantopus
(Linnaeus, 1758)

Subspecies
  • H. h. himantopus
  • H. h. leucocephalus
  • H. h. knudseni
  • H. h.

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H. novaezelandiae

Binomial name
Himantopus novaezelandiae
Gould, 1841

The Black Stilt or Kakī (Māori), Himantopus novaezelandiae
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Cladorhynchus
Gray,GR, 1840

Species: C. leucocephalus

Binomial name
Cladorhynchus leucocephalus
(Vieillot, 1816)

The Banded Stilt
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The Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) is a partnership designed to provide consistent and reliable information on the taxonomy of biological species. ITIS was originally formed in 1996 as an interagency group within the U.S.
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H. mexicanus

Binomial name
Himantopus mexicanus
Müller, 1776

The Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus
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H. himantopus

Binomial name
Himantopus himantopus
(Linnaeus, 1758)

Subspecies
  • H. h. himantopus
  • H. h. leucocephalus
  • H. h. knudseni
  • H. h.

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For other uses of the term, see Fossil (disambiguation)


FOSSIL is a standard for allowing serial communication for telecommunications programs under the DOS operating system.
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The Late Miocene (also known as Upper Miocene) is a sub-epoch of the Miocene Epoch made up of two stages. The Tortonian and Messinian stages comprise the Late Miocene sub-epoch.

The sub-epoch lasted from 11.608 ± 0.005 mya (million years ago) to 5.332 ± 0.005 Mya.
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