Pied Avocet
Recurvirostra avosetta
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The pied avocet is found on fresh and alkaline lakes, foraging for crustaceons by sweeping the upcurved bill from side to side in shallow water or by plunging in soft mud. The upper photo was taken from the south shore of Lake Manyara (11-10); the 2nd and 3rd photos, at Lake Natron (3-15), courtesy of Paul Oliver; the 4th photo, in the Serengeti (1-13), courtesy of Fain Zimmerman; and the lower photo, at Ngorongoro Crater (7-04).
 
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Fain Zimmerman, Joseph Morlan, Paul Oliver

Last Update this page: 3-06-15