Steenbok Nature Reserve
Common NameFamily NameRoberts NoStatusSize
Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus295Resident38cm
Stilt, Black-winged

Large white shorebird with black back and black wings, straight fine black bill and extremely long pinkish red legs which extend far beyond its tail in flight. Inhabits shallow waters. Nervous and noisy.
Food: a wide variety including insects, flies, water beetles, caterpillars, grasshoppers, gastropods, worms, crustaceans, spiders, tadpoles, fish and frog spawn.