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Black-winged, White-headed, White-backed or Ceylon Stilt

Himantopus [himantopus, ceylonensis or leucocephalus] (= Himantopus himantopus) (Linnaeus, C 1758)

The black-winged stilt is a widely distributed very long-legged wader in the avocet and stilt family (Recurvirostridae). The scientific name H. himantopus was formerly applied to a single, almost cosmopolitan species. It is now normally applied to the form that is widespread in Eurosiberia and Africa and which was formerly regarded as the nominate subspecies of Himantopus himantopus sensu lato. The scientific name Himantopus comes from the Greek meaning "strap foot" or "thong foot". Most sources today accept 2–4 species. It is sometimes called pied stilt, but that name is now reserved for the Australian species, Himantopus leucocephalus. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Charadriiformes
Family:
  Recurvirostridae
Genus:
   Himantopus
Scientific:
  Himantopus himantopus


Original description

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, C 1758)

Reference:
   Systema Naturae ed. 10 1 p.151

Protonym:
  Charadrius Himantopus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/727058


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  A6297E0080F20B1D

Avibase ID:
  avibase-A6297E00

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/A6297E00


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 176727

Geographic range:

  • Himantopus [himantopus or ceylonensis]: Mediterranean and sub-Saharan Africa to SE Asia and Taiwan
  • Himantopus leucocephalus: Indonesia to Australia and New Zealand; winters to Philippines
English:
Black-winged, White-headed, White-backed or Ceylon Stilt
French:
Échasse blanche, É. d'Australie ou É. à queue noire


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Black-winged, White-headed, White-backed or Ceylon Stilt ( Himantopus [himantopus, ceylonensis or leucocephalus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Black-winged, White-headed, White-backed or Ceylon Stilt ( Himantopus [himantopus, ceylonensis or leucocephalus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Black-winged, White-headed, White-backed or Ceylon Stilt ( Himantopus [himantopus, ceylonensis or leucocephalus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Black-winged, White-headed, White-backed or Ceylon Stilt ( Himantopus [himantopus, ceylonensis or leucocephalus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Black-winged, White-headed, White-backed or Ceylon Stilt ( Himantopus [himantopus, ceylonensis or leucocephalus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Black-winged, White-headed, White-backed or Ceylon Stilt ( Himantopus [himantopus, ceylonensis or leucocephalus])
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Himantopus himantopus

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species (alt)

This taxon is a subspecies of Himantopus [himantopus, ceylonensis, leucocephalus, mexicanus or melanurus]

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Afrikaans: Rooipootelsie
Arabic: الكرسوع
Asturian: Cigoñina
Azerbaijani: Çaydaq cüllütü
Belarusian: Хадулачнік
Bulgarian: Кокилобегач
Bengali: কালাপাখ ঠেঙ্গি
Breton: Ar skaseg kof gwenn
Catalan: Camallarga comú
Catalan (Balears): Avisador
Valencian: Remena-rocs
Czech: pisila čáponohá
Welsh: Hirgoes
Danish: Australsk Stylteløber
German: Stelzenläufer
Maldivian: Theyravaa Ilolhi
Greek: Καλαμοκανάς
Greek (Cypriot): Καλαμοκαννάς
English: Black-winged stilt, Black-winged, White-headed, White-backed or Ceylon Stilt
Esperanto: himantopo
Spanish: Cigüeñuela Común
Spanish (Argentine): Playerito zancudo
Spanish (Mexico): Candelero americano
Spanish (Uruguay): Tero Real
Estonian: kaelus-karkjalg
Basque: Zankaluze
Finnish: mustapitkäjalka
French: Echasse blanche, Échasse blanche, Échasse blanche, É. d'Australie ou É. à queue noire
Frisian: Steltklút
Irish: Scadalach Dhubheiteach
Gaelic: Luigneach
Galician: Pernalonga
Manx: Lurgagh
Hebrew: תמירון
Hindi: Pavazha kaal ullan
Croatian: Vlastelica
Hungarian: Gólyatöcs
Armenian: Ոտնացուպակ, Ոտնացուպիկ
Indonesian: Burung Gagang-bayang Belang
Icelandic: Háleggur
Italian: Cavaliere d'Italia
Japanese (romaji): sei-taka shigi
Japanese: セイタカシギ
Japanese (Kanji): 背高鴫, 背高鷸
Georgian: ოჩოფეხა
Kazakh: Ұзынсирақ балшықшы
Kazakh (Transliteration): uzın-sïraq balşıqşı
Korean: 장다리물떼새
Korean (Transliteration): jang-dari-mul-tte-sae
Cornish: Cornwhylen carrek
Scientific: Charadrius Himantopus, Himantopus [himantopus, ceylonensis or leucocephalus], Himantopus himantopus, Himantopus himantopus himantopus
Lithuanian: Kojukas
Latvian: Garstilbis
Malagasy: Tsakaranta
Maori: kaki
Macedonian: Црвенонога сабјарка
Malayalam: പവിഴക്കാലി
Mongolian: Хилэн жигүүрт, Эгэл хилэнжигүүр
Mongolian (Bichig): ᠡᠭᠡᠯ ᠬᠢᠯᠢᠩ ᠵᠢᠭᠦᠷᠲᠦ
Mongolian (Bichig, Inner Mongolia): ᠬᠠᠷᠠᠯᠢᠭ ᠦᠨᠳᠦᠷ ᠬᠢᠲᠣᠭᠠᠯᠵᠢᠨ
Mongolian (Cyrillic, Inner Mongolia): Харлиг өндөр хутгалжин, Хилэн далавчит хутгалжин
Mongolian (Transliteration): egel khileŋ-jigüür, kharlig öndör khutgaljiŋ , khileŋ dalvchit khutgaljiŋ , khileŋ jigüürt
Malay: Burung Kedidi Kaki Panjang, Burung Stilt, Burung Stilt Kepak Hitam
Maltese: Fras-servjent
Nepali: प्रवालपाद
Dutch: Bandsteltkluut, Steltkluut
Norwegian: Stylteløper
Polish: szczudlak, szczudłak
Pinyin: gāo-qiāo-héng, hēi-chì cháng-jiǎo yù
Portuguese: Pernilongo
Portuguese (Brazil): pernilongo-de-costas-negras
Romansh: Gambun pitschen
Romanian: Piciorong
Russian: Ходулочник
Sardinian: Zurruleu
Scots: Luigneach
Sinhalese (Transliteration): Kalupiya Ipalpawa
Slovak: šišila bocianovítá
Slovenian: polojnik
Albanian: Kalorësi
Serbian: dugonogi prudnik
Swedish: Styltlöpare
Swahili: Msese Milonjo
Tamil: Nedungaal Ullan
Thai: นกตีนเทียน, นกตีนเทียนปีกดำ, นกตีนเทียนหัวขาว
Thai (Transliteration): nók tiin-tʰian, nók tiin-tʰian hŭa-kʰăaw, nók tiin-tʰian pìik-dam
Turkish: Uzunbacak, Ұзынсирақ балшықшы
Tuvinian: Шывар-даяктыг куш
Ukrainian: Кулик-довгоніг
Vietnamese: Chim Cà kheo
Chinese: 黑翅长脚鹬
Chinese (Traditional): 黑翅長腳鷸
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 高蹺鴴
Chinese (Taiwan): 高跷鸻

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