Black Winged Stilts originated in southern Europe. People, however have seen them bred in London, England. They like to live around marshes or lagoons with open water. These birds are rare in their occurrence.
These stilts have black solid back. The upper side of their wings are also black. The plumage is white. The males, however, have brownish heads. The bills are straight. Their long and sharp bill is used in picking insects from the water as food. The stilts can be as large as 15 inches (38.1cm).
Black Winged Stilts live in nests. These birds share in a loose colony or stay in a small group. They prefer to build their nests near tussocks in low water or on dry ground.