Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Wild Bird Wednesday 338 - Red-necked Avocet

The Red-necked Avocet (Recurvirostra novaehollandiae) is a wonderful bird that is endemic to Australia.  It can be found throughout much of Australia, but breeds (often in groups) on the edges of ephemeral lakes after heavy rain.  This means that they can 'disappear' from an area for a while when they are breeding else where.

I found this birds (surprise, surprise) at the Werribee Sewage works where there were very busily feeding.  I always find it strange just how well this species can swim.






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19 comments:

Rhodesia said...

These birds have fascinating beaks. Hope all is well, cheers Diane

Chris Rohrer said...

That is one gorgeous species!!!!! Avocets are amazing!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Very handsome birds! Yes, it is interesting to see them swimming, with those long legs propelling them.

Sharon Wagner said...

They've got quite the bill. Very interesting.

italiafinlandia said...

Avocets have such an amazing bill... and your shots are great!

Marie Smith said...

That’s quite a bill. Great photos!

Margaret Adamson said...

A fabulous bird which I only have seen once in Australia. Thanks for hosting and have a great week.

Екатерина Балагурова said...

What graceful beaks!

Ranten said...

Beautiful birds! I have to visit Australia :-))

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
True, one thinks of avocets always as depicted in your final shot, but they do look so elegant floating! YAM xx

David Gascoigne said...

It's a great looking bird and the images bring back great memories of our visit there together.

Brian King said...

Beautiful long necks and beaks!

A Colorful World said...

A fascinating bird. Great shots! Sorry I have been so absent!

Missy George said...

Bottoms up!!! Great pictures..interesting beak/bill.

Lea said...

Beautiful! The last photo is my favorite

Linda said...

We don't have those. They are quite striking!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Their bills just freak me out.

I wonder if other birds think they are aliens.

KB said...

Gorgeous

Lady Fi said...

Those beaks are just wonderful!