White-headed stilt (Himantopus leucocephalus) now an international migratory wader?

Clive Minton, Chris Hassell, Rohan H. Clarke, Nigel Jackett

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The Black-winged Stilt genus (Himantopus sp.) has a worldwide distribution with populations occurring on all continents expect Antarctica (del Hoyo et al., 1996). Some populations are sedentary; others are migratory (or at least partially so). In Australia the local species, recently reclassified as White-headed Stilt Himantopus leucocephalus, is regarded as resident (Higgins & Davies, 1993).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-53
Number of pages3
Issue number71
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2017

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