Alice Springs Waste Stabilisation Ponds

Pictured here is the Red-necked Avocet (Recurvirostra novaehollandiae) at the Alice Springs Sewerage Ponds. They are a distinctive shorebird with dark chestnut red head and neck, that is endemic to Australia and is the only avocet species in Australia. It has a characteristic thin, upturned beak, white eye-rings and pale bluish long legs and flight feathers that are black with parallel stripes on the back.

Red-necked Avocet (Recurvirostra novaehollandiae), Alice Springs Sewage Ponds, NT © Dorothy Latimer
Red-necked Avocet (Recurvirostra novaehollandiae), Alice Springs Sewage Ponds, NT © Dorothy Latimer
Red-necked Avocets (Recurvirostra novaehollandiae)
Red-necked Avocets (Recurvirostra novaehollandiae), Alice Springs Sewage Ponds, NT
Red-necked Avocets (Recurvirostra novaehollandiae)
Red-necked Avocets (Recurvirostra novaehollandiae), Alice Springs Sewage Ponds, NT
Red-necked Avocets (Recurvirostra novaehollandiae)
Red-necked Avocets (Recurvirostra novaehollandiae), Alice Springs Sewage Ponds, NT
Red-necked Avocets (Recurvirostra novaehollandiae)
Red-necked Avocets (Recurvirostra novaehollandiae), Alice Springs Sewage Ponds, NT

The photographs presented here were taking in the month of August to October.

Check out our Birds | Waders | Red-necked Avocet (Recurvirostra novaehollandiae)


  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Charadriiformes
  • Family: Recurvirostridae
  • Genus: Recurvirostra
  • Species: Recurvirostra novaehollandia

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