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The White Avocet

$ 480.00
John Cassin (1813-1869)
Plate 40, The White Avocet
From: Illustrations of the Birds of California, Texas, Oregon, British and Russian America
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1856
Paper dimensions: 6 ¾ ” x 10 ½ "
Framed dimensions: 12 ¾” x 21 ”
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With its elegant profile and striking coloration, the American Avocet is unique among North American birds. In summer it can be found in temporary and unpredictable wetlands across western North America where it swings its long upturned bill through the shallow water to catch small invertebrates. Adults have long legs, long, upturned bill, black-and-white upperparts, and rusty or grey neck and head. The young have an appearance similar to the adults, but with light buff colored heads.