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Himantopus mexicanus

Basic information
Scientific name Himantopus mexicanus (No picture)
Common names Black-necked Stilt
Higher taxon Charadriidae, Ciconiiformes, Aves
Natural range W & S USA, C America, West Indies, S America
Habitat Various habitat around water
Invasion information
Range in Japan Nara, Kyoto, and Osaka Prefs. Range in Japan
Date Released in 2001
Route Deliberate: Release from personal captivity (details unknown).
Impact Potentially: hybridization with a native subspecies H. himantopus
Affected organism: Native black-necked stilt H. himantopus.
Regulation in Japan
Introduced range in other countries Hawaii, New Zealand, etc.
Reference Notes
  • DECO (ed) (2006) Dictionary of Alien Species. Tokyo-Shoseki. (in Jpn)
  • JWRC (ed) (2008) A Photographic Guide to the Invasive Alien Species in Japan. Heibonsha. (in Jpn)
  • Kawakami & Kanouchi (2012) The Handbook of Introduced Birds in Japan. Bun-ichi Sogo Shuppan, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Lepage (ed) (2003-2012) Avibase the world bird database (Accessed on 2012-6-18)
  • etc.