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Habitat Zones of Southern California

American Avocet
Rescurvirostra americana

A winter visitor to California which can be found in coastal estuaries and inland brackish ponds. It swings its head from side to side with its bill close to the bottom under the water. It is screening for small animal life.

This bird is in breeding plumage.

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