Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/52411

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Charadriiformes
Family:Recurvirostridae
Genus:Recurvirosta
Genus species:Recurvirostra avosetta

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:42-45 cm
Identification:The pied avocet has a fine, upcurved bill and has mostly white feathers with some black. Its cap and hind neck are black, and the legs are long and blue in color.
Habitat:Coastal lagoons, lakes, estuaries
Diet:Carnivore: small crustaceans, worms, aquatic insects
Reproduction:These colonial nesters lay their four-egg clutches on the bare ground.
Pied avocets gather in dense flocks.
Behavior:A pied avocet will often upend as it feeds but will swim and wade as well.
Status:No special status

Other Information

Geographic:Europe
Africa
Western Asia
Southern Asia
Date:1958-1988 Subjects:Pied avocet
short-legged wading bird
Avocets
Recurvirostridae
Charadriiformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/52411