Birdorable Black-winged Stilt

Singled-out Stilts

August 9th, 2010 in Shorebirds 1 comment

The Black-winged Stilt is a long-legged wading bird. The species is very closely related to the Black-necked Stilt and five other species of stilt.

Black-winged Stilt ~ 長腳鷸Black-winged Stilt by Sun Jack

In fact, scientists are in disagreement as to the classification of the five as separate species. Are they all subspecies of the Common Stilt? Or is each species independent of the other? For now, the Black-winged Stilt and the Black-necked Stilt will remain separated here at Birdorable.

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