Scientific Name:

Himantopus mexicanus


Black-necked Stilt


Black-necked Stilt Fact File

Distribution: The Americas : western and southern USA to Peru and eastern Brazil, plus the Hawaiian Islands

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Subspecies: Two

H. m. knudseni – (Hawaiian Stilt) Hawaiian Islands

H. m. mexicanus – western and southern USA to south-western Peru and north-eastern Brazil, West Indies

Current conservation efforts





All photographs by Elis Simpson