American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana) FREE COLOR IMAGE - Title: American Avocet, Alternative Title: (Recurvirostra americana), Creator: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Source: AK/RO/00294, Publisher: (none), Contributor: ASSISTANT REGIONAL DIRECTOR-EXTERNAL AFFAIRS.
Language: EN - ENGLISH, Rights: (public domain), Audience: (general), Subject: Birds, Shorebirds, Aquatic Birds
This species can be found during breeding season from Canada south to california, Texas and Florida. Winters in costal lowlands from northern California to Florida, This breed is listed as common. Inhabits a wide range of wetlands, saline, alkaline or fresh with open flats of scattered grass. Eggs are laid on the ground in it's variety of habitats. Eats seeds, aquatic insects as well as grasshoppers, cricets, flies etc and crustaceans or small fish.
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Text Credit: DeGraaf, Richard M., Virgil E. Scott, R.H. Hamre, Liz Ernst, and Stanley H. Anderson. 1991. Forest and rangeland birds of the United States natural history and habitat use. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Agriculture Handbook 688. Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online (Version 03NOV98).
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