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Banded Stilt

(Cladorhynchus leucocephalus)
Alternate name(s): "Biship Snipe", "Rottnest Snipe"
Size: 35-45 cm

Similar species

Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Banded Stilt at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

BREEDING

Lateral view of a Banded Stilt in breeding plumage; note the slightly up-curved bill (photo courtesy of F. Japp)
[Mourquong, near Mildura, NSW, December 2014]

Banded Stilts in breeding plumage foraging in shallow saline water; for comparison, a Ruddy Turnstone in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Government Lake, Rottnest Island, WA, February 2016]

Large flock of Banded Stilts in breeding plumage on the edge of a saltwater lake (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Government Lake, Rottnest Island, WA, February 2016]

Closer look at part of a flock of Banded Stilts in breeding plumage on the edge of a saltwater lake (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Government Lake, Rottnest Island, WA, February 2016]

Frontal view of Banded Stilts coming in to land; while the birds are in breeding plumage, the two birds on the left are in non-breeding plumage (photo courtesy of F. Japp)
[Mourquong, near Mildura, NSW, December 2014]

NON-BREEDING

Lateral view of Banded Stilts; on the right and at the far-centre two birds can be seen in non-breeding plumage (photo courtesy of F. Japp)
[Mourquong, near Mildura, NSW, December 2014]

Behaviour

Banded Stilts have a preference for saline or brackish water.

Food, Diet

Banded Stilts feed primarily on brine shrimp.

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