Alternate plumage, San Joaquin Marsh, Orange Co., 5-08. © John  C. Avise.

American Avocet

Recurvirostra americana

Charadriiformes; Recurvirostridae

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Alternate plumage, San Joaquin Marsh, Orange Co., 5-07. © John  C. Avise.

Basic plumage, Bolsa Chica, Orange Co., 2-07. © John  C. Avise.

Basic plumage, Bolsa Chica, Orange Co., 2-07. © John  C. Avise.

With Black-necked Stilt, Long Beach Aquarium, 3-08. © John  C. Avise.

Alternate plumage, San Joaquin Marsh, Orange Co., 3-08. © John  C. Avise.

Mixed plumages, San Joaquin Marsh, Orange Co., 3-07. © John  C. Avise.

Alternate plumage, San Joaquin Marsh, Orange Co., 4-07. © John  C. Avise.

Alternate plumage, San Joaquin Marsh, Orange Co., 4-07. © John  C. Avise.

Basic plumage, San Joaquin Marsh, Orange Co., 10-07. © John  C. Avise.

Basic plumage, Bolsa Chica, Orange Co., 2-07. © John  C. Avise.