Friday, February 26, 2016

Bird Images: Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) in Okinawa

Named After Lawyers

 

 

Some places in the world, attorneys wore black caps that resembled this bird's head.

Only, the ambulance chasers were called, advocates.

Now, I'm wondering if those dudes had crooked beaks, too.


Avocet, bird, black and white, curved bill, wetlands, water


This one was spotted in Tomigusuku, Okinawa this morning.

It didn't stand still very often so, I shot a few gigabytes of photos to capture it.


bird, Avocet, water, webbed foot


They like feeding in wetlands and will eat fish, invertebrates, bugs and worms.

In this species the male and female, take turns, incubating the eggs.

Since this was the only bird like this in the open, maybe another one was stuck egg-sitting.


Learn more about Avocets at ARKive.
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