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Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)

Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)

Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)



Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)

Class: Aves
Family: Charadriidae
Common Name: Pied Avocet
Genus: Recurvirostra
Species Name: avosetta

About The Pied Avocet

Avocets are decorative birds with an upturned beak. You often see them in inland brackish waters as they forage for food. They catch their food by slightly opening their bill and swinging their head from side to side. The avocet is named after its black cap, as was once worn by European advocates. Actually, this species is called the pied avocet, pied referring to the black and white coloring.

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Trips Where Observed

Africa: Eastern and Southern
Africa: Egypt and Ethiopia
Kenya Solar Eclipse
Uganda and stops between

Member Lifelists

Africa
Asia
World

Sites Where Observed

Location
Date
Notes
12/29/2002
Cape Point National Park.

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