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American avocet
Recurvirostrata americana


Size: 18 inches
Overall Color: brown and white and black
Occurrence: near water
Diet: small fish, aquatic invertebrates, seeds
Nest: dish near water, colonial
Field Identification: long legs, long upturned bill, brown head, white body, black and white wings
Season: summer

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: 27 Recurvirostridae (stilts,avocets)
Genus: Recurvirostrata
Species: americana

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