Stilts & Avocets - Family Recurvirostridae - Order Charadriiformes
Stilt is a common name for several species of birds in the family Recurvirostridae, which also includes those known as Avocets. They are found in brackish or saline wetlands in warm or hot climates. They have extremely long legs, hence the group name, and long thin bills. Stilts typically feed on aquatic insects and other small creatures and nest on the ground surface in loose colonies. IOC recognize 10 species in 3 genera.