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Includes: White-backed Stilt
35â€“40 cm (13Â¾-15Â¾ in)
Males - greenish gloss to back and wings, particularly in breeding season
There are 3 subspecies:
Wetlands and coastlines, up to 2500m.
Their varied diet consists mostly of small aquatic invertebrates, crustaceans, arthropods, molluscs, small fish and tadpoles. They also eat seeds from aquatic plants.
They nest on mudflats. The clutch consists of 3-5 eggs which both adults incubate for 22-26 days. The young fledge after about 28 days.
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