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Birds

Pied
Avocet

Least Concern

Unknown

Pied Avocet

Recurvirostra avosetta

The pied avocet is a striking white wader with bold black markings. Adults have white plumage except for a black cap and black patches in the wings and on the back. They have long, upturned bills and long, bluish legs. It is approximately 16.5–17.75 in (41.9–45.1 cm) in length of which the bill is approximately 2.95–3.35 in (7.5–8.5 cm) and the legs are approximately 3–4 in (7.6–10.2 cm). Its wing-span is approximately 30–31.5 in (76–80 cm). Males and females look alike. The juvenile resembles the adult but with more greyish and sepia tones.

Black-capped Avocet, Eurasian Avocet

Regional Names
  • Gujarati:
    ઊલટી ચાંચ
  • Malayalam:
    അവോസെറ്റ്
  • Marathi:
    उचाट्या
  • Nepali:
    हलीमुख
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Taxanomy

CHARADRIIFORMES
RECURVIROSTRIDAE
Recurvirostra avosetta

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