Pied avocet photos

   ›      ›   Pied avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) photos
Taxonomic classification   <>   Photos
The pied avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) belongs to the family Recurvirostridae under the order Charadriiformes.

Pied avocet taxonomy

The species Recurvirostra avosetta is a large black and white wader. There are three more species under the genus Recurvirostra, namely Recurvirostra americana, Recurvirostra andina and Recurvirostra novaehollandiae.

The Recurvirostra genus name is from, Latin recurvus, "curved backwards" and rostrum, "bill". The Recurvirostra spp. have long legs, long, thin, upcurved bills, pied plumage and webbed feet. They are good swimmers.

These species feed on aquatic insects and other small animals. They have an unique feeding technique. They stretch out the neck and make 'scything' movements, moving head and slightly opened bill from side to side in water to filter and capture the food.

The nest on the ground in loose or close colonies. The breeding birds are very noisy and aggressively defend their nests and breeding territory from other intruding birds and animals.
Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Recurvirostra avosetta
Species:R. avosetta

Recurvirostra avosetta feeding
1.Pied avocet - Recurvirostra avosetta feeding
Photo by Neokortex

Recurvirostra avosetta
2.Pied avocet - Recurvirostra avosetta
Photo by Andreas Trepte, www.photo-natur.net

Recurvirostra avosetta flying
3.Pied avocet - Recurvirostra avosetta in flight
Photo by pjt56

Recurvirostra avosetta egg
4.Pied avocet - Recurvirostra avosetta egg
Photo by Didier Descouens

Recurvirostra avosetta chick
5.Pied avocet - Recurvirostra avosetta chick
by de:Benutzer:BS Thurner Hof

Recurvirostra avosetta juvenile
6.Pied avocet - Recurvirostra avosetta juvenile
by Charlesjsharp

Recurvirostra avosetta
7.Pied avocet - Recurvirostra avosetta
by Charlesjsharp

Recurvirostra avosetta swimming
8.Pied avocet - Recurvirostra avosetta swimming
by Derek Keats

Recurvirostra avosetta
9.Pied avocet - Recurvirostra avosetta landing
Photo by Derek Keats


Popular posts in Birds of India
Jerdon's courser Jack snipe
Brown-headed gull Asian green bee-eater
Eurasian collared dove Violet cuckoo
Buffy fish owl Dark-rumped swift
Crested kingfisher Wreathed hornbill
Pheasant-tailed jacana Solitary snipe
Bronze-winged jacana Greater painted-snipe
Narcondam hornbill Malabar grey hornbill
House swift Mottled wood owl
Vernal hanging parrot Grey-bellied cuckoo
Brown fish owl Common swift
Black-capped kingfisher Austen's brown hornbill
Eurasian woodcock Indian courser
Pallas's gull Oriental turtle dove
Painted sandgrouse Pale-capped pigeon
Nicobar parakeet Banded bay cuckoo
Spot-bellied eagle-owl Savanna nightjar
Asian palm-swift Ruddy kingfisher
European bee-eater Ashy wood pigeon
White-eyed gull Caspian tern
Andaman wood pigeon Long-tailed parakeet
Plaintive cuckoo Dusky eagle-owl
Alpine swift White-breasted kingfisher
Chestnut-headed bee-eater Rufous-necked hornbill
Great hornbill Asian emerald cuckoo
Cream-coloured courser Collared kingfisher
Sooty gull Tawny fish owl
Lesser crested tern Pacific swift
Nicobar scops owl Andaman nightjar
White-throated needletail Oriental dwarf kingfisher

1.Pied avocet photo source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Saebelschnaebler_(Recurvirostra_avosetta).jpg (cropped)
Author: Neokortex | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
2.Photo source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pied_Avocet_Recurvirostra_avosetta.jpg (cropped)
Author: Andreas Trepte, www.photo-natur.net | License: CC BY-SA 2.5
3.Photo source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Recurvirostra_avosetta-pjt2.jpg (cropped)
Author: pjt56 | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
4.Photo source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Recurvirostra_avosetta_MHNT.JPG (cropped)
Author: Didier Descouens | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
5.Photo source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:S%C3%A4belschn%C3%A4bler_K%C3%BCken_0506111.jpg (cropped)
Author: de:Benutzer:BS Thurner Hof | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
6.Photo source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Charlesjsharp
Author: Charlesjsharp | License: CC BY-SA 3.0 (cropped)
7.Photo source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Charlesjsharp
Author: Charlesjsharp | License: CC BY-SA 3.0 (cropped)
8.Photo source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/dkeats/20846372828/ (cropped)
Author: Derek Keats | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 6/25/17
9.Photo source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/dkeats/27802002492/ (cropped)
Author: Derek Keats | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 6/25/17
Current topic in Birds of India: Pied avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) photos.
Contact State Tourism or travel agents for bird watching and wildlife tours.