The Stilts are found in brackish or saline wetlands in warm OR hot climates.
They have extremely long legs, hence the group name,
and long thin bills. Stilts typically feed on aquatic insects and other small creatures and
nest on the ground surface in loose colonies.
The Sandpipers are a large family
of waders or shorebirds. The majority of these species eat small invertebrates picked
out of the mud or soil. Different lengths of bills enable different
species to feed in the same habitat, particularly on the coast,
without direct competition for food.
Plovers are a widely
distributed group of wading birds. There are about 40 species in the
subfamily, most of them called Plover OR Dotterel. Plovers are found throughout
the world, and are characterised by relatively short bills.
They hunt by sight, rather than by feel as longer-billed waders
like snipe do. They feed mainly on insects, worms or other invertebrates,
depending on habitat, which are obtained by a run-and-pause technique,
rather than the steady probing of some other wader groups.