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Black-winged stilt photos

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The black-winged stilt (Himantopus himantopus) belongs to the family Recurvirostridae under the order Charadriiformes.

Black-winged stilt taxonomy

The taxonomy of Himantopus himantopus is still somewhat contentious. Some ornithologist normally recognize five subspecies. Some authors consider the subspecies as separate species.

Recently, the races himantopus, leucocephalus, knudseni and mexicanus were treated separate species. The head and neck plumage coloration is not a sufficient supporting evidence. There is typical differences in calls of nominate himantopus and leucocephalus races.

Most authors maintained single species as Himantopus himantopus with five subspecies. Mayr and Short (1970) as well as White and Bruce (1986) suggested treating each of them as separate species.

Mayr and Short (1970) also suggested that meridionalis (from southern Africa) and ceylonensis (from Sri Lanka) be recognized as separate species while these forms are not even recognized as subspecies of Himantopus himantopus by most of the authors.

Hayman et al. (1986) proposed that considering the distribution, H. himantopus, H. leucocephalus and H. mexicanus may treated as separate species.
Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Himantopus himantopus
Species:H. himantopus

Black-winged stilt - Himantopus himantopus
1.Black-winged stilt - Himantopus himantopus
Photo by Charlesjsharp

Black-winged stilt - Himantopus himantopus
2.Black-winged stilt - Himantopus himantopus
Photo by Shantanu Kuveskar

Black-winged stilt - Himantopus himantopus
3.Black-winged stilt - Himantopus himantopus
Photo by Shantanu Kuveskar

Himantopus himantopus
4.Black-winged stilt - Himantopus himantopus
Photo by Charlesjsharp

Himantopus himantopus
5.Black-winged stilt - Himantopus himantopus
Photo by Charlesjsharp

Himantopus himantopus
6.Himantopus himantopus Photo by Bernard DUPONT

Himantopus himantopus
7.Himantopus himantopus by Dr. Raju Kasambe

Himantopus himantopus
8.Himantopus himantopus by Derek Keats

Himantopus himantopus
9.Himantopus himantopus by pjt56


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1.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Charlesjsharp | LIcense: CC BY-SA 4.0
2.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Shantanu Kuveskar | LIcense: CC BY-SA 4.0
3.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Shantanu Kuveskar | LIcense: CC BY-SA 4.0
4.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Charlesjsharp | LIcense: CC BY-SA 4.0
5.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Charlesjsharp | LIcense: CC BY-SA 4.0
6.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Bernard DUPONT | LIcense: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 6/23/17
7.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Dr. Raju Kasambe | LIcense: CC BY-SA 4.0
8.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Derek Keats | LIcense: CC BY 2.0 as on 6/23/17
9.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: pjt56 | LIcense: CC BY 3.0 as on 6/23/17
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