Guardian Nature School Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Nature School For Teachers - Fall 2020 Launch! visit nature school

Black-tailed Stilt

Himantopus melanurus


It's a species of Charadriiforme bird, from the Recurvirostridae family.


It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Uruguay, Chile, Brasil and Paraguay.


Some authors think it is a subspecies of Himantopus himantopus or Himantopus mexicanus. Thanks @Malcolm and @Pochempie for ID.

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID


Glad you found the right one.
Pochempie, the Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus) is a Eurasian bird only. In the Americas it is replaced by the Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus), the sub-species of which are being split into separate species by some authorities, so the users names are essentially correct. The original sub-species name was Himantopus mexicanus melanurus, which some authorities are still using.

Try searching for Stilts in your area.

Spotted by

San Antonio, V Región de Valparaíso, Chile

Spotted on Dec 25, 2011
Submitted on May 21, 2012

Related Spottings

Cigüeñela común Himantopus himantopus Himantopus himantopus 黑翅長腳鷸 Himantopus himantopus 黑翅長腳鷸

Nearby Spottings

Spotting Spotting Spotting Peruvian Pelican
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors