Category Archive: Recurvirostridae

Apr 07 2015

Rarest birds in the World: the Black Stilt

Hutton in 1871 describes it as follows: Head, neck and lower parts, dull black ; back and wings, greenish black; tail, black ; forehead, cheeks and throat, grey. The young have the whole under surface, and over the tail, white ; the inner webs of the lateral tail feathers white, with black tips. It is …

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Dec 26 2011

The Banc d’Arguin Mauritania as a meeting point for Avocets during spring migration.

Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) Science Article 1 abstract About 35% of the W. European population of the Avocet winters south of the Sahara. At least 4% of these birds utilize the Banc d’Arguin as a stopover site for some hours. It is proposed that the area functions as a ‘meeting point’ where Avocets merge into …

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Dec 26 2011

The Banc d’Arguin Mauritania as a meeting point for Avocets during spring migration.

Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) Science Article 1 abstract About 35% of the W. European population of the Avocet winters south of the Sahara. At least 4% of these birds utilize the Banc d’Arguin as a stopover site for some hours. It is proposed that the area functions as a ‘meeting point’ where Avocets merge into …

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Dec 26 2011

Intraspecific variation in length of incubation period of Avocets Recurvirostra avosetta.

Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) Science Article 2 abstract This paper investigates factors influencing the intraspecific variability of incubation periods in Avocets Recurvirostra avosetta. The length of the incubation period of 278 clutches ranged from 19 to 34 days with an average of 23.1 days. Incubation period was influenced by clutch size. There was a seasonal …

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Dec 26 2011

Intraspecific variation in length of incubation period of Avocets Recurvirostra avosetta.

Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) Science Article 2 abstract This paper investigates factors influencing the intraspecific variability of incubation periods in Avocets Recurvirostra avosetta. The length of the incubation period of 278 clutches ranged from 19 to 34 days with an average of 23.1 days. Incubation period was influenced by clutch size. There was a seasonal …

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Dec 26 2011

Estimation of total numbers of Pied Avocets Recurvirostra avosetta using a moulting site in the Danish Wadden Sea.

Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) Science Article 3 abstract After the breeding season Pied Avocets Recurvirostra avosetta gather at moulting sites. Counts show that some of these sites host large parts of the total population, but it is not known how many individuals use a particular site over a season (volume of a site). Here we …

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Dec 26 2011

Estimation of total numbers of Pied Avocets Recurvirostra avosetta using a moulting site in the Danish Wadden Sea.

Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) Science Article 3 abstract After the breeding season Pied Avocets Recurvirostra avosetta gather at moulting sites. Counts show that some of these sites host large parts of the total population, but it is not known how many individuals use a particular site over a season (volume of a site). Here we …

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Jun 08 2011

Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Recurvirostridae | [latin] Recurvirostra avosetta | [UK] Pied Avocet | [FR] Avocette elegante | [DE] Sabelschnabler | [ES] Avoceta Comun | [NL] Kluut Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics Unmistakable, mainly white with black forehead, crown to below eyes, nape and upper hindneck. At rest, shows three distinctive black bands on mantle …

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Jun 08 2011

American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Recurvirostridae | [latin] Recurvirostra americana | [UK] American Avocet | [FR] Avocette d’Amerique | [DE] Braunhals-Sabelschnabler | [ES] | [NL] Noordamerikaanse Kluut Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics A large, slim shorebird with a very slender, upturned , somewhat godwitlike bill, more upturned in the female. This and the striking white and …

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Jun 08 2011

Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Recurvirostridae | [latin] Himantopus mexicanus | [UK] Black-necked Stilt | [FR] Echasse d’Amerique | [DE] Schwarznacken-Stelzenlaufer | [ES] Candelero Americano | [NL] Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Himantopus mexicanus NA, LA w, s USA to Peru and e Brazil, Hawaiian Islands Himantopus mexicanus knudseni …

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