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American Avocet

Recurvirostra americana

Description:

Adult on nest. In breeding season, head bright cinnamon; in non-breeding season, head pale gray; wings and back bold black-and-white. Long legs and distinctly upturned bill, which is swept from side to side to pick up aquatic invertebrates.



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Petaluma, California, USA

Lat: 38.23, Long: -122.60

Spotted on May 11, 2012
Submitted on May 29, 2012

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