Avocet

The four species of avocets t are a genus, Recurvirostra, of waders in the same avian family as the stilts. Avocets have long legs and long, thin, upcurved bills (giving their scientific name Recurvirostra) which they sweep from side to side when feeding in the brackish or saline wetlands they prefer. The plumage is pied, sometimes also with some ...
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Avocet

• (n.) Alt. of Avoset
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avocet

noun long-legged web-footed black-and-white shorebird with slender upward-curving bill
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avocet

any of several large shorebirds belonging to the genus Recurvirostra, family Recurvirostridae. Avocets have boldly contrasting plumage, long bluish ... [2 related articles]
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avocet

avocet (ăv'uset) , common name for a long-legged wading bird about 15 to 18 in. (37.5–45 cm) long, related to the snipe and belonging to the same family as the stilt. The American avocet or blacknecked stilt, Himantopus mexicanus, and the Australian avocet have black and white bodies...
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Avocet

Avocet (Avoset) is the popular name for long-legged, web-footed shorebirds of the genus Recurvirostra, family Recurvirostridae order Charadriiformes. They are characterized by a long, slender, up-curved bill and frequent marshes where they search shallow water with their sensitive beaks for crustaceans, snails, and similar prey. There are four spec...
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avocet

long-legged wading bird with upward-curving bill
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avocet

Wading bird, with a characteristic long, narrow, upturned bill, which it uses to sift water as it feeds in the shallows. It is about 45 cm/18 in long, has long legs, partly webbed feet, and black and white plumage. There are four species of avocet, genus Recurvirostra, family Recurvirostridae, order Charadriiformes. They are ...
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avocet

[n] - long-legged web-footed black-and-white shorebird with slender upward-curving bill
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