Story: Wading birds

Pied stilt with eggs

Pied stilt with eggs

Pied stilt nests are usually on mounds surrounded by water, giving some protection from predators. In contrast to black stilts, they nest in groups, making them less vulnerable to surprise attacks.

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Gerard Hutching, 'Wading birds - Stilts', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 December 2023)

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