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White-headed Stilt

Himantopus leucocephalus Gould, J 1837

The pied stilt, also known as the white-headed stilt, is a shorebird in the family Recurvirostridae. It is widely distributed with a large total population size and apparently stable population trend, occurring in Malaysia, Japan, the Philippines, Brunei, Christmas Island, Indonesia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Australia, and New Zealand. It is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List. It is sometimes considered a subspecies of the black-winged stilt. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  Gould, J 1837

Reference:
   Synopsis Birds Austral. Adj. Isl. pt2 pl.34

Protonym:
  Himantopus leucocephalus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/47441614


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  C2830C86727884E3

Avibase ID:
  avibase-C2830C86

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/C2830C86


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 560443

Geographic range:

  • Himantopus leucocephalus: Indonesia to Australia and New Zealand; winters to Philippines
English:
White-headed Stilt
Czech:
pisila belohlavá
Danish:
Australsk Stylteløber
German:
Weissgesicht-stelzenläufer
Spanish:
Cigüeñuela Australiana
Spanish (Spain):
Cigüeñuela Australiana
Finnish:
pitkäjalka
French:
Échasse d'Australie
Croatian:
australska vlastelica
Hungarian:
fehérfejű gólyatöcs
Italian:
Cavaliere testabianca
Japanese (romaji):
o-sutorariaseitakashigi
Japanese:
オーストラリアセイタカシギ
Lithuanian:
Australinis kojūkas
Dutch:
Australische Steltkluut
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Australstylteløpar
Norwegian:
Australstylteløper
Polish:
szczudłak białogłowy
Portuguese:
pernilongo-australasiático
Russian:
Австралийский ходулочник
Slovak:
šišila bielohlavá
Serbian:
Beloglava vlastelica
Swedish:
australisk styltlöpare
Ukrainian:
кулик-довгоніг строкатий
Chinese:
澳洲长脚鹬
Chinese (Traditional):
白頭高蹺鴴


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Himantopus himantopus leucocephalus [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Himantopus himantopus leucocephalus [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Échasse d'Australie ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Pied Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus)
Clements, version 2021:
Pied Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 2]
Clements 3rd edition:
Pied Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Pied Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Pied Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Pied Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Pied Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Pied Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Pied Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Pied Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Pied Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Pied Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 2]
Clements, version 2015:
Pied Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 2]
Clements, version 2016:
Pied Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 2]
Clements, version 2017:
Pied Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 2]
Clements, version 2018:
Pied Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 2]
Clements, version 2019:
Pied Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 2]
eBird version 1.50:
Pied Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 2]
eBird version 1.52:
Pied Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 2]
eBird version 1.53:
Pied Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 2]
eBird version 1.54:
Pied Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 2]
eBird version 1.55:
Pied Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 2]
eBird version 2015:
Pied Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 2]
eBird version 2016:
Pied Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 2]
eBird version 2017:
Pied Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 2]
eBird version 2018:
Pied Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 2]
eBird version 2019:
Pied Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 2]
eBird version 2021:
Pied Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Australian Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Australian Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Himantopus himantopus leucocephalus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Himantopus himantopus leucocephalus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Himantopus himantopus leucocephalus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Himantopus himantopus leucocephalus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Himantopus himantopus leucocephalus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Himantopus himantopus leucocephalus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Himantopus himantopus leucocephalus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Himantopus himantopus leucocephalus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Himantopus himantopus leucocephalus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Himantopus himantopus leucocephalus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Himantopus himantopus leucocephalus [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Himantopus himantopus leucocephalus [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Himantopus himantopus leucocephalus [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Himantopus himantopus leucocephalus [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Himantopus himantopus leucocephalus [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Himantopus himantopus leucocephalus [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Pied Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Pied Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Pied Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Pied Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Pied Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Pied Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Pied Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Pied Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Pied Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Himantopus himantopus leucocephalus [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Himantopus himantopus leucocephalus [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
White-headed Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Pied Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Pied Stilt ( Himantopus leucocephalus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Himantopus himantopus leucocephalus
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Himantopus leucocephalus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Himantopus [himantopus, ceylonensis, leucocephalus, mexicanus or melanurus] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

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Azerbaijani: ağbaş caydaqcüllüt
Bengali: ধরাভাথা হঠচঙ্খ
Bengali (transliteration): dhalāmāthā ṭhēṅgi*
Czech: Pisila belohlavá
Danish: Australsk Stylteløber
German: Hawaiistelzenläufer, Weissgesicht-stelzenläufer
English: Australian Stilt, Pied Stilt, White headed Stilt, White-headed Stilt
English (Australia): Black-winged Stilt (Australian)
English, HBW: Black-winged Stilt (Pied Stilt)
English (IOC): Pied Stilt
English (United States): Pied Stilt
Esperanto: piga himantopo
Spanish: Cigüeñuela Australiana, Cigüeñuela Pechirroja
Spanish (Spain): Cigüeñuela Australiana
Spanish (HBW): Pied Stilt
Estonian: kaelus-karkjalg
Finnish: Australianpitkäjalka, pitkäjalka
French: Échasse d'Australie, Échasse pie
Croatian: australska vlastelica
Hungarian: fehérfejű gólyatöcs
Indonesian: Gagangbayang Belang, Gagang-bayang belang
Italian: Cavaliere testabianca
Japanese (romaji): oasutorariaseitakashigi, Ohstoraria-seitaka-shigi, o-sutorariaseitakashigi, Ousutoraria-seitaka-shigi
Japanese: オ−ストラリアセイタカシギ, オアストラリアセイタカシギ, オーストラリアセイタカシギ
Scientific: Cladorhynchus leucocephalus, Himantopus himantopus leucocephalus, Himantopus leucocephalus, Hypsibates leucocephalus assimilis, Hypsibates leucocephalus timorensis
Lithuanian: Australinis kojūkas
Maori: Poaka
Dutch: Australische Steltkluut, Bandsteltkluut
Norwegian Nynorsk: Australstylteløpar
Norwegian: Australstylteløper
Polish: szczudlak bialoglowy, szczudłak białogłowy
Portuguese: pernilongo-australasiático
Portuguese (Portugal): pernilongo-de-nuca-preta
Russian: Австралийский ходулочник
Sinhalese (Transliteration): Australiyanu Ipalpawa
Slovak: šišila bielohlavá
Serbian: Beloglava vlastelica
Swedish: Australisk styltlöpare
Turkish: Ak başlı uzunbacak
Ukrainian: кулик-довгоніг строкатий
Chinese: 澳洲长脚鹬
Chinese (Traditional): 白頭高蹺鴴

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