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American Avocet

Avocette d'Amérique

Recurvirostra americana

Birds of North America
  • American Avocet
  • American Avocet
  • American Avocet
  • American Avocet
  • American Avocet

Life, Habitat & Pictures of the American Avocet

B L W W W Family Latin Name
18" 45.7cm 31" 78.7cm 11oz 311.8g Recurvirostridae Recurvirostra americana

  • Breeding
  • Year Around
  • Winter
American Avocet range

Distribution: The American Avocet is an elegant long-legged shorebird recognized by its upturned bill. It nests in the central North American plains. This shorebird can be found from the central regions of Manitoba and west to the central regions of Alberta. Northwest to the state of Washington into California, eastward to the Panhandle of Texas and north to North Dakota. It also shows up on the southeastern coast in the winter months, including in the Caribbean islands.

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