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The Pied Avocet, ''Recurvirostra avosetta,'' is a large black and white wader in the avocet and stilt family, Recurvirostridae. They breed in temperate Europe and western and Central Asia. It is a migratory species and most winter in Africa or southern Asia. Some remain to winter in the mildest parts of their range, for example in southern Spain and southern England.

This species gets its English and scientific names from the Venetian name ''avosetta''. It appeared first in Aldrovandi's.. more

Similar species: Waders, Gulls, Auks, Etc.
Species identified by fchristant
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Uploaded Jan 19, 2014. Captured Dec 26, 2011 12:58 in Binnenburg 2, 1791 CG Den Burg, Netherlands.
  • NIKON D90
  • f/5.6
  • 10/6400s
  • ISO800
  • 400mm