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Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)

Appearance:

An elegant, long-legged, black and white wader with a long, upcurved bill. Plumage mainly white, with black wing-tips, coverts, crown and hind-neck. Pretty unmistakable. Confusion with Crab Plover or Juvenile Shelduck possible at very long range. Flight pattern even and mostly without glides.

Sound:

Not very vocal away from breeding ground. Most common contact call a soft, short "kluitt" reminiscent of Ringed Plover, but harder and less varied. Also sometimes followed by repeated chattering: "kluitt-trt-trt-trt-trt-trt-trt".

Contact call:

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Distribution:

Xeno-canto: map

Ecology:

Birdlife ecology

Links:

Observation.org Latest observations

Video IBC

Image search Flickr NB! May give other species

Sound search at Xeno-canto

Featherbase

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CC-sound:Peter Boesman, Licence,Link.

Facts:
Length (cm):
42-45
Wingspan (cm):
77-80
Weight (gram):
260-290
Size group:
Crow-size
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