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Pied Avocet

Recurvirostra avosetta

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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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1 Comment

Machi
Machi 2 weeks ago

Lovely photo and notes!

Vipul Ramanuj
Spotted by
Vipul Ramanuj

Gujarat, India

Lat: 23.18, Long: 71.69

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

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