Stilts and Avocets

(Family Recurvirostridae)

Three species occur in Australia. Of these, both the Banded Stilt Chladorhynchus leucocephalus and Red-necked Avocet Recurvirostra novaehollandiae are endemic. The Pied Stilt Himantopus leucocephalus is a breeding resident, but also occurs worldwide. Long, slender legs and slander bills, upwardly curved in the Red-necked Avocet.

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