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American Avocet

Recurvirostra americana

Description:

The American Avocet is a large wader in the avocet and stilt family, Recurvirostridae. This avocet has long, thin, gray legs, giving it its colloquial name, "blue shanks". The plumage is black and white on the back with white on the underbelly.

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RachelM
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RachelM

Alberta, Canada

Spotted on May 28, 2013
Submitted on Oct 28, 2013

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