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Copyright: Gokhan CORAL (armadillo) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 15 W: 0 N: 53] (528)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-24
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-14 5:21
Viewed: 2928
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) is a large wader in the avocet and stilt family, Recurvirostridae.

Adults have white plumage except for a black cap and black patches in the wings and on the back. They have long, upturned bills and long, bluish legs. Juvenile birds are brown where the adult is black, and the juvenile's white plumage is often blotched with greyer patches.

Their breeding habitat is in shallow lakes with brackish water and bare mud exposed. They nest on open ground, often in small groups, sometimes with other waders. 3-5 eggs are laid in a lined scrape or on a mound of vegetation.

They breed in temperate Europe and western and Central Asia. This species is migratory 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.

These birds forage in shallow brackish water or on mud flats, often scything their bills from side to side in water (a feeding technique that is unique to the avocets). They mainly eat crustaceans and insects.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-09-14 6:24]

Very nice photo of this Avocet!

Hi Gokan,

A very nice shot of the Avocet. Good focus showing fine detail in the bird, great reflection in the water and good contrast on the bill. Nice eye contact.
TFS regards. Bill

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2009-09-25 11:57]

merhaba gökhan bey
nefis habitatı olan Göksudan bu güzel kuşun harika fotoğrafı ilgisiz kalmamlıydı
ben netliğini ve detaylarını beğendim
elinize sağlık

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