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Avocet bird pictures


Avocet bird picturesAVOCET - Family Recurvirostridae.
225. Rercurvirostra americana. 17 inches.

In summer the head and neck are pale cinnamon color; young birds and winter adults have the head and neck white. Feathers on the under part white and very thick and, (luck-like, being impervious to water. Bill slender and recurved; feet webbed.

Large patches of white on the wings, making them very conspicuous at all times. During the breeding season, if not molested, they become very tame.

Nest. - Is simply a lining of grass in a slight depression in
the ground. They lay three or four eggs of a dark greenish or brownish buff color, spotted and blotched with brown and black (1.90 x 1.80).