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American Avocet about a two weeks old, Gilbert,Arizona An American Avocet,(Recurvirostra americana) 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. The neck and head are cinnamon colored in the summer and gray in the winter. The long, thin bill is upturned at the end. The adult bird measures 40-51 cm (16-20 in) in length, 68-76 cm (27-30 in) and 275-420 g (9.7-15 oz) in weight. 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.I felt so lucky seeing baby American Avocets for the first time this year.
October 13th, 2013
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