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Pied Avocet

Recurvirostra avosetta


A winter visitor to Gujarat - India, this distinctively-patterned black and white wader has the perfect long up-curved beak to forage in shallow brackish water. Scything their bills from side to side in the water while foraging is a feeding technique that is unique to the Avocets.


The Little Rann Of Kutch is a unique habitat comprising saline desert plains, rocky and thorn scrub, arid grasslands, plateaus to wetlands and marshes.

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year 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!

Machi a year ago

Lovely photo and notes!

Vipul Ramanuj
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Vipul Ramanuj

Gujarat, India

Spotted on Jan 24, 2020
Submitted on Feb 6, 2020

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