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Merlin Bird ID

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    American Avocet Identification

    Adult Description

    • Large shorebird. Long legs.
    • Long, upturned bill.
    • Black-and-white upperparts.
    • Rusty or gray neck and head.

    Immature Description

    Similar to adult, but head colored light buff.
    Relative Size

    Relative Sizebetween robin and crowbetween robin and crow
    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 16.9-18.5 in (43-47 cm)
      • Weight: 9.7-12.3 oz (275-350 g)
      • Wingspan: 28.4 in (72 cm)