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stilt,

common name for some members of the family Recurvirostridae, shore birds including the avocetavocet
, common name for a long-legged wading bird about 15 to 18 in. (37.5–45 cm) long, related to the snipe and belonging to the same family as the stilt. The American avocet or blacknecked stilt, Himantopus mexicanus,
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. Stilts, as their name implies, have the longest legs of any bird except the flamingo. They frequent open marshes and shallow water, wading with long strides and probing the mud for food with their long, thin bills. They are also good swimmers and fliers. Their floating nests are anchored along the edges of quiet pools. The common black-necked, or pied, stilt, Himantopus mexicanus, an elegant bird with a black back and white belly, is cosmopolitan in temperate and tropical regions. The banded stilt, Cladorhyncus leucocephalus, is found in Australia and Tasmania. Stilts are classified in the phylum ChordataChordata
, phylum of animals having a notochord, or dorsal stiffening rod, as the chief internal skeletal support at some stage of their development. Most chordates are vertebrates (animals with backbones), but the phylum also includes some small marine invertebrate animals.
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, subphylum Vertebrata, class Aves, order Charadriiformes, family Recurvirostridae.

stilt

1. A structural area or element lifting another such above its regular position.
2. A post which raises a structure above ground or water level.
3. A member placed above or below another vertical member for additional height.
5. Of a door frame: see base anchor.
6. A brace in bridging.

stilt

1. either of a pair of two long poles with footrests on which a person stands and walks, as used by circus clowns
2. any of several shore birds of the genera Himantopus and Cladorhynchus, similar to the avocets but having a straight bill
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First record of a breeding colony of black-necked stilt Himantopus mexicanus (Aves: Recurvirostridae) in northeastern Brazil.
Los reportes de parasitos intestinales en animales silvestres de vida libre contribuyen a la comprension de la compleja relacion entre hospederos y parasitos, por lo cual el presente trabajo tiene como objetivo reportar, por primera vez, el hallazgo de Profilicollis altmani en Himantopus mexicanus de la costa norte del Peru.
Duck Pato-bravo, Pato-marreco, Anas querquedula Garganey marreco Pega Pica pica Common magpie Peneireiro Falco tinnun- Common kestrel culus ou Falco or lesser kestrel naumanni Peneireiro dos bosques Peneirinha Perdiz, Alectoris rufa Red-legged perdigao, partridge perdigoto, perdigotinho Pernilongo Himantopus Black-winged himantopus stilt Peto, Picus viridis Green peto-real, woodpecker peto-rinchao, rincha-cavalo, cavalinho Picantarrox, Lanius spp.
Exhibit Species Deep Papuan (Blyth's) hornbill (Rliyticeros Forest (a) plicatus) Free Bali mynah (Leucopsar rothschildi) Flight (a) Black-necked stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) Blue-crowned motmot (Momotus momota) Blue-grey tanager (Thraupis episcopus) Crested wood partridge (Rollulus roulroul) Golden-breasted starling (Cosmopsarus regius) Green-naped pheasant pigeon (Otidiphaps nobilis) Inca tern (Larosterna inca) Nicobar pigeon (Caloenas nicobarica) Sunbittern (Eurypyga helias) Forest Bourke's parrot (Neophema bourkii), Edge Nicobar pigeon (Caloenas nicobarica) Mountain Blue-faced honeyeater (Entomyzon Clearing (a) cyanotis) Laughing kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) Masked lapwing (Vanellus miles) Propagation Bali mynah (Leucopsar rothschildi).
Esta zona con materia organica y algas esta asociada con las especies Haematopus palliatus, Himantopus mexicanus, Limosa fedoa, Himantopus mexicanus, Tringa semipalmata y Numenius americanus, ya que estos individuos son de ambitos limicolas y extraen su alimento de estas regiones.
The two most-abundant breeding shorebirds in San Francisco Bay are American avocets (Recurvirostra americana) hereafter avocets) and black-necked stilts (Himantopus mexicanus; hereafter stilts; Stenzel et al., 2002; Rintoul et al., 2003).
Dos especies usan los tres habitats: Falco peregrinus (Tunstall, 1771) e Himantopus mexicanus (Muller, 1776).
The birds include the Socorro mockingbird (Mimus graysoni) of Socorro Island in Mexico, the black stilt of New Zealand (Himantopus novaezelandiae), the caerulean paradise-flycatcher (Eutrichomyias rowleyi) on Sangihe Island in Indonesia, Gurney's pitta (Pitta gurneyi) of Myanmar and Thailand, the long-legged thicketbird (Trichocichla rufa) of Viti Levu Island in Fiji, and the giant ibis (Pseudibis gigantea) of Cambodia, Laos, and Viet Nam.
Otro recurso animal importante es la avifauna, como las especies cormoranes (Phalacrocorax spp), pedretes (Ana spp), ibises (Eudocimus spp), garza blanca (Ardea alba), martin pescador (Ceryle alcyon), monjita o aboceta piquirrecta (Himantopus mexicanus), y muchas mas que encuentran habitat disponible para sobrevivir e invernar (en el caso de las aves migratorias, aunque para estas no es muy importante).
squatarola (Linnaues), black- I O bellied plover Family Recurvirostridae (stilts and avocets) Himantopus mexicanus (Muller), I R black-necked stilt Recurvirostra americana Gmelin, I R American avocet Family Scolopacidae (sandpipers, phalaropes, and allies) Actitis macularia (Linnaeus), I O spotted sandpiper Arenaria interpres (Linnaeus), I R ruddy turnstone Bartramia longicauda I R (Bechstein), upland sandpiper Calidris acuminata (Horsfield), I R sharp-tailed sandpiper C.
Many migratory waders such as the black-tailed godwit (Limosa limosa) and green sandpiper (Tringa ochropus) take advantage of wet or temporarily flooded areas, as do other non-migratory birds like the ruddy shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea) and black-winged stilt (Himantopus himantopus).