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AB14 - Pied Avocet - Chicks

AB14 - Pied Avocet - Chicks




Image Code: AB14
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These are chicks of the Pied Avocet, a large black and white wader in the Avocet and Stilt family. They breed in temperate Europe and Western and Central Asia. An adult is approximately 16.5–17.75 in (41.9–45.1 cm) in length of which the bill is approximately 2.95–3.35 in (7.5–8.5 cm) and the legs are approximately 3–4 in (7.6–10.2 cm). Its wing-span is approximately 30–31.5 in (76–80 cm). They mainly eat crustaceans and insects.

Scientific Name
Recurvirostra avosetta
Order
Charadriiformes
Family
Recurvirostridae
Food Source
Carnivore / Insectivore
Location(s)
Europe
Africa
Asia
Conservation Status
Least Concern
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