Red-necked Avocets (Recurvirostra novaehollandiae)

The Red-necked Avocet (Recurvirostra novaehollandiae) is a water bird found throughout Australia, except for the northern parts of the Northern Territory.

Description

With long wading legs, this bird is found swimming and wading on or around lakes and shallow areas such as mud flats.

It has a distinctive long upwardly curved bill. Head and neck colour is a reddy-brown with white around the eyes. Body is white with thick black striping on the back and wings. Long grey wading legs. Grows to about 45 cm in height.