Black-winged Stilt (Female)
Black-winged Stilt (Male)
Black-winged Stilt (Fledgling)
Black-winged Stilt (Juvenile)

Observations, notes, photos

A Black-winged Stilt at Jahra Pools Reserve (June 2011).

Scientific Name 
Himantopus himantopus
Arabic Name 
Kuwaiti name 
جويري , كرسوع , إرهيز
75.0 cm
37.0 cm
Least Concern


Common passage migrant and scarce winter visitor. Uncommon during the summer and a localized breeder. Migrant and post-breeding flocks of these elegant waders have been recorded in many of Kuwait’s wetlands; up to 390 in late August 1999.
Where in Kuwait 
This wading species with long red legs that is mostly found on inland pools, but occasionally along the coast in the Jahra area.
In the world 
It has an extremely large range with an expanding population. Northern populations of this species make long-distance migratory movements, travelling southwards to their wintering grounds, but In more temperate regions the species is sedentary or only locally dispersive. During breeding, parental investment is high from both male and female birds, with males devoting a significant amount of time to nest building and egg incubation.
Local threats 
Wetland and habitat degradation.