Hawaiian Stilt

Hawaiian Stilt Bird

Hawaiian Stilt

The Hawaiian Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus knudseni), also known as the Black-winged Stilt or ae’o in Hawaiian is Hawaii’s only breeding shorebird. This long-legged wader picks up food as it walks the shoreline.

The Hawaiian Stilt is currently listed as endangered due to loss of habitat and introduced predators like the mongoose. This picture was taken near Kukio Bay on Hawaii’s Big Island.

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