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Charadriiformes > Recurvirostridae

Red-necked Avocet

Recurvirostra novaehollandiae

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Distinctive shorebird with very long and dramatically up-curved bill, dark red head and neck. In flight shows patches of black on the back, shoulders, and wing-tips. Usually seen on or near water, both on the coast and inland. Wades in shallow water; readily swims in deeper water. It is the only avocet species in Australia.

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