International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies
2018, Vol. 5 Issue 5, Part A
Morphology and taxonomic study of black-winged stilt from district Larkana
Shabana Parveen, Dr. AH Qadiri, Dr. TJ Ursani and Afshan
The purpose of this study is to examine the morphology and taxonomy of Black-winged stilt found in district Larkana. Total 18 specimens of Himantopus himantopus
were captured. The black-winged stilt or common stilt commonly called as teeto (in Sindh).The generic name himantopus comes from the Greek meanings strap-foot. It is very long-legged wader belongs to family (Recurvirostridae). Himantopus himantopus
is widespread and occurs across Asia, Africa, Europe and the United States. The global population is estimated to number c.450, 000-780,000 individuals (Wetlands International 2015). The classification of this species is still slightly combative. Nearly some describe as many for instance five distinct species; others consider some or all of these to be subspecies. In addition, two unconvinced subspecies are also occasionally listed, but not as independent species. In the most wide-ranging constraint, with one species and 5â€“7 subspecies, this bird is often called Common Stilt.
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Shabana Parveen, Dr. AH Qadiri, Dr. TJ Ursani and Afshan. Morphology and taxonomic study of black-winged stilt from district Larkana. Int. J. Fauna Biol. Stud. 2018;5(5):01-02.