white-headed stilt


Definition of white-headed stilt

: a stilt (Himantopus leucocephalus or H. himantopus leucocephalus) that is predominantly white with black wings and markings on nape and mantle and that is widely distributed in the southwestern Pacific including Australia and New Zealand — see kaki

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“White-headed stilt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white-headed%20stilt. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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