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Description
This is a stuffed and mounted specimen of Himantopus novaselandiae, otherwise known as the Black Stilt.

The black stilt is now critically endangered. Endemic to New Zealand, they used to be widespread throughout New Zealand, living near shallow braided riverbeds and wetlands such as swamps and ponds and the shallow edges of lakes. They feed largely on insects, worms, and molluscs and occasionally fish. As of 2017, thre are only about 100 indivuals remaining in the wild and captivity.
Subphylum
Class
Family
Taxonomic classification
Himantopus novaezelandiae
Common name
Black Stilt
Department
Natural Science/Zoology
Accession date
14 Jun 1905
Accession no
AV1030

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