Black-winged Stilt

The Black-winged Stilt also known as Common Stilt or Pied Stilt is a medium sized wader. It is easily recognised by the distinctive jet-black wings and their very long pinkish-red legs which account for 60% of their height giving them an advantage over other waders in deep waters. They are widespread covering almost 31,000,000 square kilometers on the globe.

Gujarati Name


Scientific Name

Himantopus himantopus

Scientific Family


Status in Gujarat


IUCN Status

Least Concern

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