ANDEAN AVOCET Recurvirostra andina

The South American avocet, mainly restricted to the puna of the Andean chain, in Peru, Bolivia, N.Chile and NW. Argentina. Whereas other avocets are lowland species it is found almost always at altitude. It has the most recurved bill of all four species, and relatively short legs, which with its somewhat bulky body, make it less elegant than the others.

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