Red-necked AvocetRed-necked Avocet – flight Red-necked Avocet – foraging Red-necked Avocet – reflections

The Red-necked Avocet (Recurvirostra novaehollandiae) are waders and often seen foraging with a left-right motion of their head as their beak sweeps through the surface of the water.

The Red-necked Avocets are often seen with other waders species such as the Sharp-tailed Sandpiper.

Red-necked Avocet (Recurvirostra novaehollandiae), Alice Springs Sewage Ponds, NT

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Charadriiformes
  • Family: Recurvirostridae
  • Genus: Recurvirostra
  • Species: R. novaehollandiae
  • Binomial name: Recurvirostra novaehollandia

Red-necked AvocetRed-necked Avocet – flight Red-necked Avocet – foraging Red-necked Avocet – reflections

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