Animalia > Chordata > Aves > Charadriiformes > Recurvirostridae > Himantopus > Himantopus himantopus

Himantopus himantopus (Black-winged Stilt)

Synonyms: Charadrius himantopus (homotypic); Himantopus atropterus; Himantopus candidus; Himantopus melanopterus; Himantopus rubropterus

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Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
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Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 8.2445
EDGE Score: 2.22403


Adult Weight [1]  190 grams
Birth Weight [2]  21.8 grams
Female Weight [1]  170 grams
Male Weight [1]  210 grams
Weight Dimorphism [1]  23.5 %
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates)
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  100 %
Forages - Water Surface [3]  100 %
Clutch Size [2]  4
Clutches / Year [4]  1
Fledging [4]  30 days
Incubation [5]  25 days
Mating Display [2]  Ground display (mostly)
Maximum Longevity [6]  10 years
Female Maturity [4]  1 year 12 months


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Attributes / relations provided by
1Storchová, Lenka; Hořák, David (2018), Data from: Life-history characteristics of European birds, Dryad, Dataset,
2Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
4Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
5del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
6de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
7Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 Wildfinder Database
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (202