Classification
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  • French
    • Échasse d'Amérique
    • echasse d'Amérique
  • Scientific Names
    • Himantopus mexicanus
  • Unspecified
    • Ae'o
  • English
    • Black-necked Stilt
  • Spanish
    • Candelero americano
  • Unknown
    • Ae'o
  • Aou 4 Letter Codes
    • BNST

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Recent observations

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Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus

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greglasley

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March 27, 2015

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Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus

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codyhough

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May 13, 2012

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Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus

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longhairedlizzy

Date

March 24, 2015

Description

2 were wading up and down in the shallow water next to the pathway. Hard to see from the photos, but both birds had a white dot above the eye.

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Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus

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dwest

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March 23, 2015 11:05 AM PDT

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Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus

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almaguer

Date

September 15, 2014

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candelero americano Himantopus mexicanus

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March 22, 2015 01:22 PM CST

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Foto: Juan Flores

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Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus

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chetan_gharat

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January 24, 2015 09:53 PM UTC

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Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus

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dwest

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March 21, 2015 09:24 AM PDT

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Black-necked stilt Himantopus mexicanus

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earthmate

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February 9, 2015 02:24 PM EST

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Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus

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nicoolejnik

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March 14, 2015

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Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus

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direbecca

Date

March 18, 2015

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Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus

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rogerlopez

Date

March 18, 2015
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Description from Wikipedia

The Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) is a locally abundant shorebird of American wetlands and coastlines. It is found from the coastal areas of California through much of the interior western United States and along the Gulf of Mexico as far east as Florida, then south through Central America and the Caribbean to northwest Brazil southwest Peru,east Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands. The northernmost populations, particularly those from inland, are migratory, wintering from the extreme south of...

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Conservation Summary

  • Canada
    Imperiled (N2B) (Source: NatureServe)
  • Hawaii, US
    Imperiled (S2) (Source: NatureServe)
  • North Carolina, US
    Significantly Rare: Any species which has not been listed by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission as an Endangered, Threatened, or Special Concern species, but which exists in the state (or recently occurred in the state) in small numbers and has been determined by the N.C. Natural Heritage Program to need monitoring. (This is a N.C. Natural Heritage Program designation.) Significantly Rare species include "peripheral" species, whereby North Carolina lies at the periphery of the species' range (such as Hermit Thrush), as well as species of historical occurrence with some likelihood of re-discovery in the state. Species considered extirpated in the state, with little likelihood of re-discovery, are given no N.C. Status (unless already listed by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission as E, T, or SC).
Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.