Common – Sendetary-migrant resident. ‘Tall’ stance. Long fine black bill. Red eye. White headed. Black nape patch. Back, wings black. Very long coral-pink legs trail in flight. Size: 33-37cm Immature: Head, nape patch greyish. Juvenile: Ashy crown; neck white; no black on nape. Back, wings brownish, feathers edged buff. Voice: Sharp puppy-like yelps. Habitat: Fresh and saltwater marshes. Flooded paddocks.
The name “Stilt” comes from their exceedingly long legs which make them look like they are walking on stilts.
Simpson & Day 7th Ed.
|Classifications:||Bird, water and shoreline|
|Information sources:||Photo taken at Kinchant Damn by Marlis Schoeb|