Red-necked Avocet Recurvirostra novaehollandiae
Red-necked Avocet, The Coorong, SA, Australia, February 2006 - click for larger image The Coorong, SA, Australia
February 2006

The Red-necked Avocet is found only in Australia where it is distributed in the west, south and south-east. Preferred habitats are estuaries, mudflats, swamps and lakes both in fresh and brackish water.

Red-necked Avocet, The Coorong, SA, Australia, February 2006 - click for larger image It is unmistakable with its long up-turned bill, chestnut head and white eye-ring. The wings are black and white and the long legs are pale blue-grey.

Immatures are duller with pale white around the base of the bill as can be seen in the bird in photo 4.

Red-necked Avocet, The Coorong, SA, Australia, February 2006 - click for larger image
Red-necked Avocet, The Coorong, SA, Australia, February 2006 - click for larger image
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