The stiltshell replaced its ancestor in the huggs and biocat waterways. It's limbs are much longer than it's ancestor, allowing it to wade through deep water rather than needing to swim while feeding. Its head is also extend, both to reach down while standing to eat, and to be able to spot predators from farther away. Its beak is thin and wide, allowing it to grip a wider stretch of ground when pecking out floral bits; in this way it grazes with its head below water across much stretches of river. When food is scarce it uses its long stride to travel long distances in search of "purpler pasture". If necessary it will migrate the stretch of rainforest separating the two rivers to reach better grazing land (though it will not linger there). Males have a different color pattern from its ancestor, this time a rainbow of pinks and purples to blend with purple flora (at least, when it is grazing).