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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Recurvirostridae — the avocets.


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  • Other waterbirds found on Lake Eyasi include yellowbilled stork Mycteria ibis, African spoonbill Platalea alba, avocet Recurvirostra avosetta and greyheaded gull Larus cirrocephalus.

    Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

  • Specifically the Exe Estuary Special Protected Area (SPA) and Ramsar Site supports over 20,000 wildfowl in the winter months, including the internationally important populations of avocet Recurvirostra avosetta, dark-bellied brent goose Branta bernicla bernicla and the slavonian grebe, Podiceps auritus.

    Dorset and East Devon Coast, United Kingdom

  • Black-necked cranes (Grus nigricollis) and pied avocets (Recurvirostra avosetta) also breed here.

    Central Tibetan Plateau alpine steppe

  • Thousands of little egret (Egretta garzetta) and cattle egret (Bubulcus ibis) winter; as well as duck species, such as mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) (42,800 in 1989), gadwall (A. strepera) (4,119 in 1985), northern shoveler (A. clypeata) (14,200 in 1991), and red-crested pochard (Netta rufina) (6,100 in 1991); and also up to 32,000 shorebirds such as avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) and black-tailed godwit (Limosa limosa).

    Northeastern Spain and Southern France Mediterranean forests


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