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Recurvirostridae

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Recurvirostridae

Recurvirostra

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Recurvirostridae
Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus himantopus mexicanus)
 
Black-necked Stilt
(Himantopus himantopus mexicanus)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
 
Phylum: Chordata
 
Class: Aves
 
Order: Charadriiformes
 
Family: Recurvirostridae
Bonaparte, 1854
Species
Recurvirostra avosetta
Recurvirostra americana
Recurvirostra novaehollandiae
Recurvirostra andina
Himantopus himantopus
Himantopus mexicanus
Himantopus novaezelandiae
Cladorhynchus leucocephalus

Recurvirostridae is a family of birds in the wader suborder Charadrii. It contains two distinct groups:

  • The avocets, with long legs and long up curved bills which they sweep from side to side when feeding in the brackish or saline wetlands they prefer.
  • The stilts, which have extremely long legs and long thin bills.

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