Story: Wading birds

Black–pied stilt hybrid

Black–pied stilt hybrid

Black stilts frequently breed with pied stilts, possibly because, being scarce, they cannot easily find an available mate of the same species. Hybrids are only half as likely to survive as chicks resulting from intra-species mating.

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Gerard Hutching, 'Wading birds - Stilts', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 December 2023)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015