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Black Stilt

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Also known as Follow link Alternate name
Himantopus novaezelandiae Scientific name
Charadriiformes Order
Recurvirostridae Family
40 cm Length
Rivers/Streams/Creeks formally coastal mud & salt flats. Endemic to New Zealand:- North Island, South Island Habitat
3-(4) Eggs, incubation  by both parents. Clutch
Small aquatic insects, small fish  & crustacean. Food  
Become a BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme Supporter Habits
3087 - TSN: 560445 - Sub-species World Number
Critically Endangered Status

view photos Photo October 9, 2006 by Ian Mc1 © all rights reserved

Slideshow courtesy The Friends Of Worldbirds © all rights reserved

Black Stilt Frank Lambert on flats between Lake Tekapo and Lake Alexandrina (western shore) New Zealand XC34723 calls  

A must see Video by galal817 © all rights reserved

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AKA:- Czech: Pisila cerná, pisila černá
Danish: Sort Stylteløber
German: Schwarzer Stelzenläufer, SchwarzerStelzenläufer, Schwarzstelzenläufer
English: Black Stilt, Kaki, New Zealand Stilt
Spanish: Cigüeñuela de Nueva Zelandia, Cigüeñuela Negra
Estonian: must-karkjalg
Finnish: Mustapitkäjalka
French: Échasse noire
Italian: Cavaliere nero
Japanese: kuroseitakashigi
Japanese: クロセイタカシギ
Latin: Himantopus novaezealandiae, Himantopus novaezelandiae
Maori: Kaki
Dutch: Zwarte Steltkluut
Norwegian: Svartstylteløper
Polish: szczudlak czarny, szczudłak czarny, Szczudłak nowozelandzki
Russian: Новозеландский ходулочник
Slovak: Éišila smútočná, šišila smútocná, šišila smútočná
Swedish: Svart styltlöpare
Chinese: 黑长脚鹬




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