Thursday, November 20, 2008

Thursday Birdblogging

The avocet is a striking bird, one I enjoy seeing at our local lake and at the shore.

With its elegant profile and striking coloration, the American Avocet is unique among North American birds. In summer it can be found in temporary and unpredictable wetlands across western North America where it swings its long upturned bill through the shallow water to catch small invertebrates.
Sex Differences

Sexes similar, but female slightly smaller, with shorter and more curved bill.

Call a repeated, high-pitched "kleek."



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