French: Échasse à tête blanche German: Schlammstelzer Spanish: Cigüeñuela pechirroja
Australia, mainly in S & C inland areas, particularly C Western Australia and South Australia.
35–43 cm; 190–260 g; tarsus mean 87 mm in male, and 80 mm in female. Distinctive, predominantly white stilt with mainly black scapulars and upperwing; broad... read more
Gives a soft barking “chowk” or “chowk-uk”, which becomes cacophonous when... read more
Shallow saline or hypersaline waters inland and along coast, including ephemeral saltlakes,... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on variety of small crustaceans, as well as aquatic insects, molluscs, fish and vegetable matter. Staple prey are small crustaceans... read more
Not well known, with total of just c. 30 nesting events documented (the first in 1930), as timing is sporadic and dependent on inundations... read more
Dispersive, with movements dependent on rainfall, e.g. bred in extreme SE West Australia following... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Listed as Vulnerable in South Australia, and species’ dependence on spasmodic inland rainfall events and the significant... read more
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