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American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana)
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American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana)

General Description: American Avocets (Recurvirostra americana) long-legged shore birds with up-curved bills, red (chestnut) heads, and black and white bodies.

Taxonomy: Charadriiformes, Recurvirostridae.

Favored Habitat: Shallow marshes and mudflats with barren islands for resting and breeding.

American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana)

Where to Find: Around Las Vegas, look for this species at the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, the Pahranagat Valley, and the Overton Wildlife Management Area.

Comments: Summer breeders in our area.

American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana) If you were a tasty waterbug or a little snail, this might be the last face you ever see!
American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana) American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana)
American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana)
Pale American Avocet, perhaps a juvenile
American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana)
American Avocets sleeping in favorite habitat: a barren island
American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana) American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana)
American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana)
American Avocet adult with fledgling
American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana)
American Avocet with young at the Henderson BVP
American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana)
American Avocets on migration across the desert will stop wherever they can
American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana)
American Avocet adult with fledgling
American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana)
Winter plumage
American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana)
Winter plumage
American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana) American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana)
American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana) American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana)
Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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