Recurvirostra


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Recurvirostra

 

a genus of birds of the family Charadriidae of the suborder Limicolae. The bill is long and recurved and has a flattened tip. The plumage is white with black or red. The genus comprises four species, which are distributed in Europe, Asia, Africa, America, and Australia. In the USSR there is one species, the Eurasian, or European, avocet (R. avosetta). The European avocet measures 45 cm in length. Its plumage is black and white, and its bill is black. The bird is found in the south, from the Danube to Transbaikalia. It lives in colonies along the flat, swampy shores of seas and salt lakes. The clutch contains four eggs, which are incubated 22 to 24 days. The diet consists of cray fish, mollusks, and aquatic insects.

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Correspondingly, the least observed bird species during 2008 to 2009 included Anhinga melanogaste, Circus aeruginosus, Accipiter badius, Aquila nipalensis, Falco tinnunculus, Hydrophasianus chirurgus, Recurvirostra avosetta, Charadrius alexandrinus, Calidris minuta, Tringa stagnatilis, Tringa nebularia, Tringa glareola, Sterna acuticauda, Psittacula eupatria, Eudynamys scolopaceus, Athene brama, Alcedo atthis, Dinopium benghalense, Dendrocopos assimilis, Calandrella brachydactyla, Calandrella raytal, Anthus rufulus, Motacilla cinerea, Pycnonotus leucogenys, Phoenicurus ochruros, Saxicola torquatu, Orthotomus sutorius, Sylvia curruca, Cinnyris asiaticus, Oriolus oriolus, Lanius schach and Dendrocitta vagabunda two individuals in each species, respectively (Ali et al.
1 American avocet Recurvirostra americana 4 0 0 Willet Catoptrophorus semipalmatus 4 0 0 Spotted sandpiper Actitis macularia 4 1.
and large shorebirds (Limosa, Catoptrophorus, Recurvirostra, Numenius and Tringa spp.
peregrino se observaron dos individuos, y del paino negro Oceanodroma melania, el pato chillon Bucephala clangula, el pato tepalcate Oxyura jamaicensis y la avoceta americana Recurvirostra americana solo se observo un individuo.