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Red-necked Avocet

Recurvirostra novaehollandiae

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Salt marsh

Notes:

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.

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20 Comments

SaswatMishra
SaswatMishra 6 years ago

Wow....what a crowdy frame...!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 6 years ago

Congrats Mac!

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 6 years ago

Congratulations on SOTW!!!!! Incredible shot and very well-deserved :)

LindaAlisto
LindaAlisto 6 years ago

Congratulations on your SOTW !!!

arlanda
arlanda 6 years ago

Congratulations!

Christiane
Christiane 6 years ago

Great spotting... Congratulation..

Congratulations on SOTW! I love this photo.

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 6 years ago

Congratulations Mac!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Congrats!

AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago

Congrats Mac, this amazing photo has been chosen as Spotting of the Week!

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Super scene Mac.

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 6 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

M.A. Orendan
M.A. Orendan 6 years ago

Terrific spotting!

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 6 years ago

Thanks arlanda & Daniele

JoshuaGSmith
JoshuaGSmith 6 years ago

I wanna see!

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 6 years ago

Thanks Leanne

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 6 years ago

Beautiful Mac!

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 6 years ago

Unreal!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 6 years ago

Fantastic image Mac!

arlanda
arlanda 6 years ago

Impressive picture

MacChristiansen
Spotted by
MacChristiansen

New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Sep 30, 2015
Submitted on Sep 30, 2015

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