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American Avocet

Recurvirostra americana ORDER: CHARADRIIFORMES FAMILY: RECURVIROSTRIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

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.

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Calls

Call a repeated, high-pitched "kleek."

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