Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Avocets and Stilts :: Pied Avocet

Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta

Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): Eurasian Avocet, Avocet
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Location unknown - Date unknown © Dan Marsh  Location unknown - Date unknown © Dan Marsh  England - Date unknown © Andy Bright  England - Date unknown © Andy Bright  Scherpenisse, Tholen, Netherlands - Mar 24, 2002 © Yves Baptiste 
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C. Palearctic. S. and e. Africa;
Two main populations;
Europe (s. England and s. Scandinavia e. across s. Russia, s. Ukraine, Bulgaria (Poda Lagoon on the Black Sea), Caucasus, Transcausus and from s. Transcaspia and the Volga-Ural steppes to s. Siberia (Transbaicalia, Mongolia, w. and n. China) s. to the Mediterranean Basin, Turkey, nw. and cs. Iran, cn. Afghanistan, Pakistan and sw. India (Gujarat). Locally in n. Africa (Morocco to Tunisia), Spanish Sahara, Somalia, Uganda, Kenya, n. Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and s. and e. Africa (South Africa).
Winters from w. Europe and coastal Africa to the Middle East, nw. India and China.


Titchwell RSPB Preserve, Norfolk, England - Jul 22, 2001 Source: William Hull
Description: None


Location unknown - Date unknown Source: ETI BioInformatics


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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