American Avocet

Recurvirostra americana

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Avocets and Stilts (Recurvirostridae)

Code 4

AMAV

Code 6

RECAME

ITIS

HEAD

American Avocet Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Curved (up or down)
  • Eye Color: Variable shades of brown.
  • Head pattern: Plain, Eyering, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Rust-brown
  • Forehead Color: Rust-brown with white at base of bill.
  • Nape Color: Rust-brown
  • Throat Color: Rust-brown
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

American Avocet Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 46-51 cm (18-20 in)
  • Weight: 315 g (11.1 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: Rufous or Rust
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: Black and white.
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

American Avocet Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Strong direct flight.
  • Wingspan Range: 69-97 cm (27-38 in)
  • Wing Shape: Long-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Gray
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Blue-gray
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Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X