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Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus, นกตีนเทียน

The black-winged stilt (Himantopus himantopus) is a widely distributed very long-legged wader in the avocet and stilt family (Recurvirostridae). It is now widely accepted that the scientific name H. himantopus which was formerly applied to a single almost cosmopolitan species and is now normally applied to the widespread form from Eurasia and Africa which was formerly regarded as the nominate subspecies of Himantopus himantopus sensu lato. The scientific name Himantopus comes from the Greek meaning "strap foot" or "thong foot". Most sources today accept 2–4 species.

It is sometimes called pied stilt, but that name is now reserved for the Australian species, Himantopus leucocephalus.

Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus, นกตีนเทียน

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Description
Adults are 33–36 cm long. They have long pink legs, a long thin black bill and are blackish above and white below, with a white head and neck with a varying amount of black. Males have a black back, often with greenish gloss. Females' backs have a brown hue, contrasting with the black remiges.

In the populations that have the top of the head normally white at least in winter, females tend to have less black on head and neck all year round, while males often have much black, particularly in summer. This difference is not clear-cut, however, and males usually get all-white heads in winter.

Immature birds are grey instead of black and have a markedly sandy hue on the wings, with light feather fringes appearing as a whitish line in flight

Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus, นกตีนเทียน
Black-winged Stilt sitting on eggs
Bang Pu, Bangkok - June 2019

Black-winged Stilt with nest

Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus, นกตีนเทียน
Egg of Himantopus himantopus, MHNT
By Didier Descouens - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,
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Bird calling during fouraging and flying. Came close overhead but wasn't disturbed by our prescence.

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Taxonomy and systematics
The taxonomy of this bird is still somewhat contentious. It is one of five distinct species which were previously considered subspecies of H. himantopus. H. himantopus sensu lato, is made up of one species and 5–7 subspecies, and was sometimes referred to as common stilt. The name black-winged stilt refers to H. himantopus sensu stricto, with two subspecies H.h. himantopus from the Palearctic and H.h. merdionalis from the Afrotropical region.

Ecology and status
The breeding habitat of all these stilts is marshes, shallow lakes and ponds. Some populations are migratory and move to the ocean coasts in winter; those in warmer regions are generally resident or short-range vagrants. In Europe, the black-winged stilt is a regular spring overshoot vagrant north of its normal range, occasionally remaining to breed in northern European countries. Pairs have successfully bred in Britain in 1987, and after a 27-year hiatus, two instances of successful breeding in Southern England in 2014. 13 young were fledged in southern England in 2017.

These birds pick up their food from sand or water. They mainly eat insects and crustaceans.

The nest site is a bare spot on the ground near water. These birds often nest in small groups, sometimes with avocets.

The black-winged stilt is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds applies.

Conservation status
Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus, นกตีนเทียน
2006 IUCN Red List of of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T22727969A86541570.
doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22727969A86541570.en. Retrieved 10 May 2017.



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Sighted: (Date of first photo that I could use) 8 February 2016
Location: Bang Pu, Bangkok

Thank's to Nick Upton at www.thaibirding.com for HOT birding tip. His web page is a ONE STOP for everything you need for bird watching in Thailand. There are reviews of the birding sites with maps and information.

And if you like Nick Upton's web page you will also like www.norththailandbirding.com I have used this page together with Nick Upton's page when planning my birding tours. Excellent reviews and information about the birding sites.

I also got the Thai names of the birds from www.norththailandbirding.com. There is a bird check list with all the names in English and Thai. And of course also the Scientific Name. Down load the birdlist in Microsoft Excel format at www.norththailandbirding.com Or down load the Excel sheet by clicking HERE

PLEASE! As I'm a first time birdwatcher bear in mind that some of the bird can be wrongly named. I have bought book and I confirm on the internet to get the right identity on the birds I take pictures off. But there can still be mistakes.


Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus, นกตีนเทียน
Black-winged Stilt - นกตีนเทียน - 8 February 2016 - Bang Pu, Bangkok

Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus, นกตีนเทียน
Black-winged Stilt - นกตีนเทียน - 8 February 2016 - Bang Pu, Bangkok

Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus, นกตีนเทียน
Black-winged Stilt - นกตีนเทียน - 8 February 2016 - Bang Pu, Bangkok

Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus, นกตีนเทียน
Black-winged Stilt - นกตีนเทียน - 8 February 2016 - Mahachai Mangrove Research Station

Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus, นกตีนเทียน
Black-winged Stilt - นกตีนเทียน - 8 February 2016 - Mahachai Mangrove Research Station

Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus, นกตีนเทียน
Black-winged Stilt - นกตีนเทียน - 8 February 2016 - Mahachai Mangrove Research Station

Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus, นกตีนเทียน
Black-winged Stilt - นกตีนเทียน - 12 February 2016 - Bang Pu

Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus, นกตีนเทียน
Black-winged Stilt - นกตีนเทียน - 12 February 2016 - Bang Pu

Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus, นกตีนเทียน
Black-winged Stilt - นกตีนเทียน - 12 February 2016 - Bang Pu

Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus, นกตีนเทียน
Black-winged Stilt - นกตีนเทียน - 12 February 2016 - Bang Pu

Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus, นกตีนเทียน
Black-winged Stilt - นกตีนเทียน - 12 February 2016 - Bang Pu

Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus, นกตีนเทียน
Black-winged Stilt - นกตีนเทียน - 12 February 2016 - Bang Pu

Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus, นกตีนเทียน
Black-winged Stilt - นกตีนเทียน - 12 February 2016 - Bang Pu

Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus, นกตีนเทียน
Black-winged Stilt - นกตีนเทียน - 12 February 2016 - Bang Pu
Bird, shadow and reflection

Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus, นกตีนเทียน
Black-winged Stilt - นกตีนเทียน - 12 February 2016 - Bang Pu

Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus, นกตีนเทียน
Black-winged Stilt - นกตีนเทียน - 12 February 2016 - Bang Pu

Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus, นกตีนเทียน
Black-winged Stilt - นกตีนเทียน - 12 February 2016 - Bang Pu

Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus, นกตีนเทียน
Black-winged Stilt - นกตีนเทียน - 12 February 2016 - Bang Pu

Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus, นกตีนเทียน
Black-winged Stilt - นกตีนเทียน - 12 February 2016 - Bang Pu

Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus, นกตีนเทียน
Black-winged Stilt - นกตีนเทียน - 12 February 2016 - Bang Pu

Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus, นกตีนเทียน
Black-winged Stilt - นกตีนเทียน - 12 February 2016 - Bang Pu

Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus, นกตีนเทียน
Black-winged Stilt - นกตีนเทียน - 12 February 2016 - Bang Pu

Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus, นกตีนเทียน
Black-winged Stilt - นกตีนเทียน - 12 March 2016 - Pak Thale Shorebird Site

Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus, นกตีนเทียน
Black-winged Stilt - นกตีนเทียน - 12 March 2016 - Pak Thale Shorebird Site

Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus, นกตีนเทียน
Black-winged Stilt - นกตีนเทียน - 12 March 2016 - Pak Thale Shorebird Site

Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus, นกตีนเทียน
Black-winged Stilt - นกตีนเทียน - 29 November 2016 - Moo Ban Pramong

Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus, นกตีนเทียน
Black-winged Stilt - นกตีนเทียน - 29 November 2016 - Moo Ban Pramong

Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus, นกตีนเทียน
Black-winged Stilt - นกตีนเทียน - 16 June 2019 - Bang po, Bangkok

Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus, นกตีนเทียน
Black-winged Stilt - นกตีนเทียน - 16 June 2019 - Bang po, Bangkok



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