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White-backed Stilt

Himantopus melanurus Vieillot, LJP 1817

The white-backed stilt is a locally abundant shorebird of South American wetlands and coastlines. It is found from northwest Brazil to southwest Peru and southcentral Argentina. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  Vieillot, LJP 1817

Reference:
   Nouv. Dict. Hist. Nat. nouv. éd. 10 p.42

Protonym:
  Himantopus melanurus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/18038381


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  E28480D77FD3ACE4

Avibase ID:
  avibase-E28480D7

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/E28480D7


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 560444

Geographic range:

  • Himantopus melanurus: N Chile and e-central Peru to se Brazil and c Argentina
English:
White-backed Stilt
Danish:
Hvidkronet Stylteløber
German:
Halsband-Stelzenläufer
Spanish:
Cigüeñuela Americana
Finnish:
chilenpitkäjalka
French:
Échasse à queue noire
Croatian:
južnoamerička vlastelica
Hungarian:
fehérhátú gólyatöcs
Italian:
Cavaliere dorsonero
Japanese (romaji):
nambeiseitakashigi
Japanese:
ナンベイセイタカシギ
Dutch:
Zuid-Amerikaanse Steltkluut
Norwegian:
Hvitkronestylteløper
Polish:
szczudłak obrożny
Portuguese:
Pernilongo-de-costas-brancas
Portuguese (Brazil):
pernilongo-de-costas-brancas
Russian:
Южноамериканский ходулочник
Slovak:
šišila bielochrbtá
Swedish:
vitkronad styltlöpare
Ukrainian:
кулик-довгоніг латиноамериканський
Chinese:
南美长脚鹬
Chinese (Traditional):
白背高蹺鴴


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

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

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Other related concepts

Other synonyms

See also the taxonomic synonyms table.


Bengali: ধরাচ঩ঠ হঠচঙ্খ
Bengali (transliteration): dhalāpiṭha ṭhēṅgi*
Czech: pisila americká (ssp. melanurus), Pisila jihoamerická
Danish: Hvidkronet Stylteløber
German: Halsband-Stelzenläufer, Schwarznacken-Stelzenläufer (melanurus)
Greek: Αμερικανικός Καλαμοκανάς (melanurus)
English: Black-necked Stilt, Black-necked Stilt (White-backed), Black-tailed Stilt, South American Stilt, Southern Stilt, White backed Stilt, White-backed Stilt
English, HBW: Black-winged Stilt (White-backed Stilt)
English (IOC): White-backed Stilt
English (United States): Black-necked Stilt (White-backed)
Esperanto: Blankdorsa himantopo
Spanish: Cigüeñuela Americana, Cigüeñuela Cuellinegra (Americana), Cigüeñuela de Cola Negra, Monjita Americana (melanurus), Perrito, Tero Real, Tero-real
Spanish (Argentine): Tero real, Tero-real, Tero-real (melanurus)
Spanish (Chile): Perrito (melanurus)
Spanish (Costa Rica): Cigüeñuela Cuellinegro (melanurus)
Spanish (Cuba): Cachiporra (melanurus)
Spanish (Ecuador): Cigüeñuela Cuellinegra (Tero Cuellinegro) (melanurus)
Spanish (Spain): Cigüeñuela cuellinegra (Americana), Cigüeñuela Cuellinegra (melanurus)
Spanish (HBW): Black-necked Stilt (White-backed)
Spanish (Mexico): Monjita Americana (melanurus)
Spanish (Panama): Cigüeñuela Cuellinegra (melanurus)
Spanish (Peru): Cigüeñuela de Cuello Negro (melanurus)
Spanish (Paraguay): Tero real, Tero real (melanurus)
Spanish (Uruguay): Tero Real, Tero Real (Subesp. melanurus), Tero Real Espalda Blanca
Estonian: valjas-karkjalg
Finnish: Chilenpitkäjalka
French: Échasse à dos blanc, Échasse à queue noire, Échasse d'Amérique (à queue noire), Échasse d'Amérique (melanurus)
Guarani: Tetéu jagua
Croatian: južnoamerička vlastelica
Hungarian: fehérhátú gólyatöcs
Icelandic: Sperrileggur (melanurus)
Italian: Cavaliere dorsonero
Japanese (romaji): kuroeriseitakashigi (melanurus), nambeiseitakashigi, nanbeiseitakashigi
Japanese: クロエリセイタカシギ (melanurus), クロエリセイタカシギ(melanurus), ナンベイセイタカシギ
Scientific: Himantopus himantopus melanurus, Himantopus melanurus, Himantopus mexicanus melanurus
Dutch: Amerikaanse Steltkluut (melanurus), Zuidamerikaanse steltkluut, Zuid-Amerikaanse Steltkluut
Norwegian: Hvitkronestylteløper, svartkronestylteløper (melanurus)
Polish: szczudłak białobrewy (melanurus), szczudlak obrozny, szczudłak obrożny
Portuguese: cachorrinho, Pernilongo-de-costas-brancas, quero-quero-da-praia
Portuguese (Brazil): cachorrinho, Pernilongo-de-costas-brancas, quero-quero-da-praia
Portuguese (Portugal): pernilongo-americano (melanurus), Pernilongo-de-dorso-preto (melanurus)
Russian: Американский ходулочник (melanurus), Южноамериканский ходулочник
Slovak: šišila bielochrbtá, šišila bielochrbtá (skup.)
Serbian: Crnovrata vlastelica (melanurus)
Swedish: Vitkronad styltlöpare
Turkish: Maskeli uzunbacak (melanurus)
Ukrainian: кулик-довгоніг латиноамериканський
Chinese: 南美长脚鹬
Chinese (Traditional): 白背高蹺鴴

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