Story: Wading birds

Black–pied stilt hybrid

Black–pied stilt hybrid

Black stilts frequently breed with pied stilts, maybe because, being scarce, they don't easily find an available mate of the same species. Hybrids are only half as likely to survive.

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Photograph by Dave Murray

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Gerard Hutching, 'Wading birds - Stilts', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 February 2020)

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