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2008-09-11 18:00:17

By DAN SVINGEN The weather is cooling. The kids are studying. The harvest is roaring. The shotguns are shining. These iconic images proclaim that autumn is soon upon us. For some of our fellow creatures, however, that is hardly a news flash.


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2009-02-21 20:53:38

The Andean Avocet (Recurvirostra andina) is a species of bird belonging to the avocet and stilt family, Recurvirostridae. It is found in the Andes, breeding above 11,400 feet in northwestern Argentina, western Bolivia, northern Chile and southern Peru. Its breeding habitat is found near shallow, alkaline (not always) lakes. It is non-migratory, but may move to lower altitudes when not breeding. The adult is 17 to 19 inches long and has a white head, neck, underparts and rump. The back,...

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2006-02-20 14:36:13

The Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) is a large wader in the avocet and stilt family, Recurvirostridae. Except for a black cap and black patches on the wings and the back, the plumage of adults is white. They have long, upturned bills and long, bluish legs. Juvenile birds are brown where the adult is black, and the juvenile's white plumage is often blotched with greyer patches. Their breeding habitat includes shallow lakes with brackish water and bare mud exposed. They nest on open...

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2005-06-14 12:38:35

The American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana) is a large wader in the avocet and stilt family, Recurvirostridae. Adults have long legs, a rust head and neck, a long up-turned bill and a white lower body with a distinctive black and white pattern on the wing and back. Their breeding habitat includes marshes, prairie ponds, and shallow lakes in the mid-west and on the Pacific coast of North America. They nest in small groups on open ground, sometimes even with other waders. They are...

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