genus Himantopus


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Noun1.genus Himantopus - major one of two genera of stiltsgenus Himantopus - 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