Black-necked Stilt Identification

Adult Description

  • Large shorebird.
  • Black face, hind neck, and back.
  • White throat and underparts.
  • Very long, thin red legs.
  • Long, thin, straight black bill.

Immature Description

Similar to adult, but with scalloped pattern on back and a white trailing edge to wing.
Relative Size

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Measurements
  • Both Sexes
    • Length: 13.8-15.3 in (35-39 cm)
    • Weight: 4.8-7.8 oz (136-220 g)
    • Wingspan: 27.9 in (71 cm)