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The Red-necked Avocet is mostly white with reddish-brown head and neck. It has white eye-ring and a long black bill that curves upwards. There are two black streaks along the back. The wings are white, with black wing bars and tips. The legs are long and pale grey. Males and females look alike but the males have a more curved bill.
Food: aquatic insects, crustaceans and seeds. It wades in shallow water, sweeping its bill back and forth under the surface to catch food. Breeding: breeds in colonies. The nest is a shallow scrape lined with water plants.