Pied stilts (Himantopus himantopus) are a long legged wading bird found throughout Australasia. Common around wetlands and estuaries, pied stilts feed mostly on aquatic invertebrates. They are easily identified by their black and white plumage, and extremely long, red/pink legs.
The pictured example was observed at the Taylor Dam.
Marlborough Online is an independent web publication, and receives no financial support from any media or tourism organisation or Marlborough District Council. You can show your support and help keep Marlborough Online as a patron for a small monthly subscription from as little as $1 USD per month. (Patreon only operates in US dollars unfortunately.) You can also check out our shop for Marlborough themed products.
If you're a Marlborough based business, looking for a website, images or copywriting, you can contract us via our parent business Create IT