Himantopus novaezelandiae NatureServe Explorer Species Reports — NatureServe Explorer is a source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals and ecological communtities of the U.S and Canada. NatureServe Explorer provides in-depth information on rare and endangered species, but includes common plants and animals too. NatureServe Explorer is a product of NatureServe in collaboration with the Natural Heritage Network. large wader in the avocet and stilt family Recurvirostridae. The species is endemic to New Zealand. Adults are 40 cm long. They have very long red legs, a long thin black bill and black plumage.
ITIS Reports — Himantopus novaezelandiae ITIS (the Integrated Taxonomic Information System) is a source for authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world. The black stilt or kakī is a wading bird found in New Zealand. It is one of the world’s rarest birds, with 169 adults surviving in the wild as of May 2020. Adult kakī have distinctive black plumage, long pink legs, and a long thin black bill. Black stilts largely breed in the Mackenzie Basin in the South Island, and are threatened by introduced feral cats, ferrets, and hedgehogs as well as habitat degradation from hydroelectric dams, agriculture, and invasive weeds.
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|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|Endangered||01/16/2008||Foreign (Headquarters)||Wherever found|
|01/16/2008||73 FR 3146 3179||Final Rule To List Six Foreign Birds as Endangered; Final Rule|
|11/22/2006||71 FR 67530 67540||Proposed Rule To List Six Foreign Birds as Endangered|
|11/21/1991||56 FR 58664 58666||ETWP; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions and Findings on Recycled Petitions; 56 FR 58664 58666|
|04/25/1990||55 FR 17475 17476||ETWP; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions and Findings on Recycled Petitions; 55 FR 17475 17476|
|12/29/1988||53 FR 52746 52749||Findings on Pending Petitions & Description of Progress on Listing Actions; 53 FR 52746-52749|
|07/07/1988||53 FR 25511 25515||Findings on Pending Petitions & Description of Progress of Listing Actions; 53 FR 25511-25515|
|06/30/1987||52 FR 24312 24314||Findings on Pending Petitions & Description of Progress on Listing Actions; 52 FR 24312-24314|
|01/09/1986||51 FR 996 999||Findings on Pending Petitions & Description of Progress on Listing Actions; 51 FR 996-999|
|05/10/1985||50 FR 19761 19763||Findings on Pending Petitions & Description of Progress on Listing Actions; 50 FR 19761-19763|
|01/20/1984||49 FR 2485 2488||Findings on Pending Petitions & Description of Progress on Listing Actions; 49 FR 2485-2488|