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Common Name:Avocet, American
Scientific Name:Recurvirostra americana
Family:Recurvirostridae (Stilts,Avocets)
Area:Summer Lake Wildlife Area, Oregon
Date:April 21, 2012

The American Avocets are waders with long blue legs. In the breeding season the neck and head turn an attractive light cinnamon color on both the males and the females.

Rush Creek Marsh - Novato, California - - - October 23, 2011

Reference:National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of Western North America by Dunn & Alderfer