Adult Avocet
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Colouring White body, black head, wingtips and bill
Voice Loud and fluty
Feeds on Tiny shrimps and marine worms
Flight Quick, rather stiff, fast wingbeats
Nesting Ground
Social Flocks
Adult Avocet
Adult Avocet
Also Known As ..
Pied Avocet
Page Last Updated 14/04/2017 03:30:00
Base Information
Sex Both
Age Adult
Status Localised
Order Charadriiformes
Family Recurvirostridae
Species Recurvirostra avosetta
Category Waders
StdName Avocet
Vital Statistics
Length 42 to 46 cms
Weight 250 to 400 gms
Wingspan 67 to 77 cms
Lifespan 10 to 15 years
Beak Length Long
Beak Width Narrow
Beak Shape Curved
Tail Length Short
Distribution YCommon RRare VVery Rare NNot Seen
Region EUYEurope
Region NANNorth America
Country USNUnited States
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Bird Id - Bird Identification - Adult Avocet (Species=Recurvirostra avosetta / Standard Name=Avocet)