Recurvirostridae – Stilts & Avocets

Recurvirostra Americana – American Avocet

The American avocet, Recurvirostra Americana belongs to the Recurvirostridae family of waders. It forages in shallow water or on mudflats, swinging its bill side to side in search of crustaceans and insects. Quick Overview: Recurvirostra Americana – American AvocetBody size: Around 18-20 in (4-51 cm) and a weight of 315 g (11.1 oz) Main colors: […]

Himantopus Mexicanus – Black-Necked Stilt

The black-necked stilt, Himantopus mexicanus is a shorebird that may be seen in large numbers in marshes and along American beaches. It can be found from the coastal areas of California all the way through much of the interior western United States and along the Gulf of Mexico as far east as Florida, then south […]

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