Order: Charadriiformes | Family: Recurvirostridae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. North of Lima
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Piura, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southern Brazil, Sub. H. m. melanurus
Age: Chick | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southern Coast of Peru
Status: The Black-necked Stilt is common at coastal wetlands, but uncommon to rare in the Amazonian lowlands. It is rare in high Andean lakes at elevations of ~3500 m. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, Bo, Ch.
Name in Spanish: Cigüeñuela de Cuello Negro.
Sub-species: Black-necked Stilt (H. m. mexicanus) Statius Müller, PL, 1776. In most of Peru.
H. m. melanurus Vieillot, 1817. In Amazonia and also along the coastal lowlands from La Libertad south.
Meaning of Name: Himantopus: Gr. himas, himantus= strap or belt, pous=feet. mexicanus: from Mexico or originate in Mexico.
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo), The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 10/18/2014.