Pied avocet

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The Pied avocet – (Recurvirostra avosetta) is large very elegant Wader of the family Recurvirostridae. It has an extensive Euro-Asiatic Breeding Range and migrates to the Middle East and Africa. In the AWB Region it is a summer Breeder in Central Turkey and the South Caucasus. There are many isolated areas across the region where suitable habitats allow Resident populations, however the main Resident area is across Eastern and Southern Africa. There are wintering grounds in Central and Southern Iraq all the coastal strips on N Africa and also extending across the S Sahel and beyond, also there is a small wintering area in S Somalia.

Order:  Charadriiformes
Family: Recurvirostridae
Genus:  Recurvirostra

Species...Recurvirostra avosetta
Pied avocet - Species - ebird.org
Pied avocet - Species sheet - wikipedia.org
Pied avocet - Card oiseaux-birds.com
Pied avocet - Database - avibase
Pied avocet - Sounds & Maps - xeno-canto.org

Additional Material...
Pied avocet - Images - google.com
Pied avocet - Video - youtube.com
Pied avocet - Datazone - birdlife.org
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