American Avocet

Recurvirostra americana

ML173541461


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Stefan Mutchnick
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eBird Checklist S59167463
Mecox Inlet
Suffolk, New York, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 40.8944, -72.3292 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
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Observation details

Large, long-necked, long-legged shorebird with a distinctly thin up-curved bill. Non-breeding adult with whitish/off whitish head. White underparts, bold black and white pattern on back and wings. Legs pale bluish. We observed it for almost all of the observation time. We got to see it foraging for aquatic invertebrates by sweeping its bill along the waters surface, occasionally lunging at prey items. It was a treat to observe this beautiful shorebird in action.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 60D
Lens model
EF-S18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
f-stop
f/7.1
Focal length
190 mm
Shutter speed
1/400 sec
ISO
100
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
268KB
Dimensions
2118 x 1213

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