Stilts and Avocets (Recurvirostridae)

Banded Stilt (Cladorhynchus leucocephalus) - HBW 3, p. 346

French: Échasse à tête blanche German: Schlammstelzer Spanish: Cigüeñuela Pechirroja

Taxonomy: Recurvirostra leucocephala Vieillot, 1816, Victoria.
Reported to show morphological and behavioural similarities to flamingos (Phoenicopteridae), but probably not significant (see page 332). Monotypic.

Distribution: Australia, mainly in S & C inland areas, particularly C Western Australia and South Australia.

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