Bird ID

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 07, 2017 at 18:22
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Is anyone able to assist with the ID of this bird?
They have arrived here in Telfer, must be all the water that is attracting them
Thanks in advance good people
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Reply By: Member - ROODOO2 - Tuesday, Feb 07, 2017 at 18:35

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2017 at 18:35
Hi Munji
Pied Stilts also called White Headed Stilts
Mike
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Tuesday, Feb 07, 2017 at 18:56

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2017 at 18:56
and also black winged stilts.

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Greg
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Reply By: Member - ROODOO2 - Tuesday, Feb 07, 2017 at 19:15

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2017 at 19:15
Hi Greg
Sorry but you have been left behind , stilts are changing names faster than Superman changes underwear. Black winged is now used for an African bird according to Ebird.
Mike
PS you are still correct they are known as .......
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Tuesday, Feb 07, 2017 at 19:59

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2017 at 19:59
You are correct and yes, so am I :) - think its "preferred" name may have been white headed stilt for a while - listed as that in Pizzey and Knight way back in 2012 (with pied and black winged as alternative options)

Next time I will just quote the scientific name (though for some birds this is argued about also) :)

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Follow Up By: RMD - Tuesday, Feb 07, 2017 at 20:59

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2017 at 20:59
Is the Stilts bit right though?
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Follow Up By: Member - ROODOO2 - Tuesday, Feb 07, 2017 at 21:25

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2017 at 21:25
HI RMD
Yes they are definitely stilts but one other type lives in Australia Greg and I were trying to be specific .
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Reply By: Dean K3 - Thursday, Feb 09, 2017 at 13:50

Thursday, Feb 09, 2017 at 13:50
They are a shore bird ie need water so yep with rain occurring just about everywhere in WA doesn't surprise me at all

Pied stilt - comparing pic you have and pics on aust bird app

Himantopus leucocephalus

not that i will argue with other experts on name changes etc

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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian, SA - Thursday, Feb 09, 2017 at 14:26

Thursday, Feb 09, 2017 at 14:26
Re mention of the name Pizzey...Graham was/is a legend re his work in the natural environment...being greatly recognised, awarded (hon. Doc. and others) and gonged (AM) his beautifully illustrated bird book is worth every cent (several editions to date). As for these waders...another one is the red necked avocet....quite impressive...and as for that bill...classic design !
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