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Noun1.Himantopus - major one of two genera of stiltsHimantopus - major one of two genera of stilts; similar to avocets but with straight bills
bird genus - a genus of birds
Charadrii, suborder Charadrii - shorebirds: plovers; sandpipers; avocets; phalaropes; coursers; stone curlews
Himantopus stilt, longlegs, long-legs, stilt plover, stiltbird, stilt - long-legged three-toed black-and-white wading bird of inland ponds and marshes or brackish lagoons
black-necked stilt, Himantopus mexicanus - stilt of southwestern United States to northern South America having black plumage extending from the head down the back of the neck
black-winged stilt, Himantopus himantopus - 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
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The kind of plover, which appears as if mounted on stilts (Himantopus nigricollis), is here common in flocks of considerable size.
The black-necked stilt (Himantopus mexicanus Statius Muller, 1776) is the widest distributed Recurvirostridae species of the Americas, with resident and wintering populations in many wetlands.
First report of acanthocephalan Profilicollis altmani on a black-necked stilt Himantopus mexicanus
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According to the DENR-BMB, from 2007 to 2011, the site supports at least one person of the estimated population of black-winged stilts (Himantopus himantopus) using the East Asian-Australasian flyway.
Redhead Ay thy a americana Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris Canvasback Aythya valisineria Lesser Scaup Aythya afpnis Bufflehead Bucephala albeola Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis Clark's Grebe Aechmophorus clarkii Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrarhynchos Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis White-faced Ibis Plegadis chihi American Coot Fulica americana Sandhill Crane Grus canadensis Killdeer Charadrius vociferans Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus American Avocet Recurvirostra americana Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria Spotted Sandpiper Actitis mandarins Long-billed Curlew Numenius americanus Generic sandpiper Calidris sp.
[22] TADJINE, B., 2010--Etude du regime alimentaire de l'Echasse blanche Himantopus himantopus (Linaeus, 1758) dans le Chott Ain El-Beida [laquo] Ouargla [raquo].
However, there are also species whose numbers and area of distribution have increased over the last decades, like the golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), mentioned by Aquilino Ribeiro; the Eurasian collared dove (Streptopelia decaoto) mentioned by Lidia Jorge; and the black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus), mentioned by Carlos de Oliveira.
Other avian species with documented respiratory trematodiasis include captive bearded barbets (Lybius dubius), (3) captive white-necked mynahs, (Streptocitta albicollis), (3) free-ranging black-necked stilts (Himantopus mexicanus), (4) free-ranging Florida snail kites (Rostrhamus sociabilis plumbeus), (5) free-ranging American coots (Fulica americana), (6) and several species of free-ranging waterfowl.
Oroklini Lake is very important for two species of birds that nest there, Blackwinged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus) and Spur-winged Plover (Vanellus spinosus).
Para la playa de Puerto Velero se han reportado aves playeras como Pelecanus occidentalis, Sula leucogaster, egretta alba, egretta thula, Himantopus mexicanus, Brotogeris jugularis, eupsittula pertinax, Chloroceryle spp., en las coberturas de Playa y Mangle (INVEMAR, 2005).
rolland chilensis and Himantopus melanurus as natural hosts and the freshwater shrimp Palaemonetes argentinus as natural intermediate secondary host.