stiltbird

Definitions of stiltbird
  1. noun
    long-legged three-toed black-and-white wading bird of inland ponds and marshes or brackish lagoons
    synonyms: Himantopus stilt, long-legs, longlegs, stilt, stilt plover
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    Himantopus mexicanus, black-necked stilt
    stilt of southwestern United States to northern South America having black plumage extending from the head down the back of the neck
    Himantopus himantopus, black-winged stilt
    stilt of Europe and Africa and Asia having mostly white plumage but with black wings
    Himantopus himantopus leucocephalus, white-headed stilt
    stilt of the southwest Pacific including Australia and New Zealand having mostly white plumage but with black wings and nape of neck
    Himantopus novae-zelandiae, kaki
    blackish stilt of New Zealand sometimes considered a color phase of the white-headed stilt
    type of:
    limicoline bird, shore bird, shorebird
    any of numerous wading birds that frequent mostly seashores and estuaries
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