PORT PHILLIP BAY


Banded Stilt 

Cladorhynchus leucocephalus

View scientific description and taxonomy

Scientific Details

See below for information.

Taxonomy

Phylum:
Chordata
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Class:
Aves
Order:
Charadriiformes
Family:
Recurvirostridae
Genus:
Cladorhynchus
Species:
leucocephalus

General Description

Body white with black wings and a wide red-brown band across breast. Legs narrow and red. Bill black, narrow and pointed. Body up to 41 cm long.

Biology

Banded Stilts are nomadic, moving between different areas in different seasons. They breed after heavy rain, mainly in arid inland areas.

Habitat

Saltwater lakes, open freshwater wetlands, coastal bays and inlets.

Coastal shores

Distribution guide

Southern Australia, including western and central Victoria.

Species Group

Birds Stilts and avocets

Max Size

41 cm

Diet

Carnivore

Commercial Species

Yes

Global Dispersal

Native to Australia

Conservation Status

  • DSE Advisory List : Not listed
  • EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
  • IUCN Red List : Least Concern

Author

article author Longmore, N. W.

Wayne Longmore is a Senior Collection manager of terrestrial vertebrates at Museum Victoria.

Author

article author O'Brien, R.

Rory O'Brien is a Collection Manager of terrestrial vertebrates at Museum Victoria.

citation

Cite this page as:
Longmore, N. W. & O'Brien, R., 2011, Banded Stilt, Cladorhynchus leucocephalus, in Taxonomic Toolkit for marine life of Port Phillip Bay, Museum Victoria, accessed 21 Oct 2017, http://portphillipmarinelife.net.au:8098/species/7942

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