white-headed stilt

white-headed stilt
noun
stilt of the southwest Pacific including Australia and New Zealand having mostly white plumage but with black wings and nape of neck
Hypernyms: ↑stilt, ↑stiltbird, ↑longlegs, ↑long-legs, ↑stilt plover, ↑Himantopus stilt
Member Holonyms: ↑Himantopus, ↑genus Himantopus

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noun
: a stilt (Himantopus leucocephalus or H. himantopus leucocephalus) that is predominantly white with black wings and markings on nape and mantle and that is widely distributed in the southwestern Pacific including Australia and New Zealand — see kaki

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