Black-Necked Stilt

Black-necked Stilt 

Himantopus mexicanus 

  • RANGE: Black-necked stilt can be found in the southern and western United States to South America. As migratory birds, their range varies by time of year. 
  • HABITAT: They are found in in shallow water including coastal wetlands, marshes, and lakes. 
  • DIET: Their diet is made up of seeds, aquatic invertebrates, insects, and fish. 
  • SIZE: Black-necked stilt are 13 to 17 inches long and have a wingspan of about 26 inches. 
  • LOCATION IN ZOO: Tropical Rainforest 
  • CONSERVATION STATUS: Black-necked stilt are classified as Least Concern. Their populations appear to be stable and even increasing in some areas.