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Black Stilt Himantopus novaezelandiae

Described by: Gould (1841)
Alternate common name(s): New Zealand Stilt
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Twizel, Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand - Dec 3, 2004 © Kanae Hirabayashi  Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre, New Zealand - Dec 2, 1993 © Martin Kramer 
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New Zealand;
Very restricted range;
Breed in MacKenzie Basin, n. Otago, and s. Canterbury in South Island.
Winters along the cw. coast of North Island.
Reintroduced at Lake Tekapo, North Island.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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