Utah Bird Profile
American Avocet - Recurvirostra americana

Name roots: (F. avocette, I. avosetta,  possibly from L. avis "small and graceful")  
L. recurvo, "to bend backward", L. rostrum, "bill")

In Utah: Common summer, rare winter (2004)
Nests in northern Utah, transient elsewhere.


By Jack Binch

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characteristic behaviors:
Nests on the ground in a scrape nest. This species is not a cowbird host. This species is an omnivore: marsh forager.
Habitat: Marshes
    Breeds in Utah in wetlands and playa habitats.
How to find: Commonly found in the shallow waters of marshes and wetlands, especially in northern Utah.

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