These birds are long legged waders that live in marshes, mudflats and the shallow edges of lakes and rivers. They make a high pitched yapping call.
WHAT THEY EAT
Stilts mostly eat aquatic insects as well as animals like water snails and yabbies that they find by wading on the water’s edge.
They live in small colonies and will lay three to four eggs in a simple scrape in the ground or in a small mound of vegetation. Both the male and female will incubate the eggs. The male will defend a small territory around the nest from other stilts.
Moonlit Sanctuary acknowledges the Bunurong / Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the land on which we operate and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future.