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1. (noun) pied stilt, Himantopus himantopus leucocephalus - a black-and-white wader with very long pinkish-red legs and a long, fine, black bill. Usually found in flocks.

(Te Pihinga Study Guide (Ed. 1): 1;)

2. (noun) black stilt, Himantopus novaezelandiae - a rare native stilt. Adult bird is entirely black with long pinkish-red legs and a very fine black bill.

See also kakī

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