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
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RangeC. 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
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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