Scientific Name: Recurvirostra avosetta Common Name: Pied Avocet
Identifying Features: long upturned black bill, blueish legs, white body, black patches on white wings
- Adopted as the logo of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.
- These birds forage in shallow brackish water or on mud flats, often scything their bills from side to side in water (a feeding technique that is unique to the avocets)
This image was clicked by Werner Witte – via Flickr.
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