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American Avocet - Kelowna, BC

American Avocet - Kelowna, BC

The curved beak and how he uses it is what makes this bird so interesting. while feeding, the avocet drags his bill through the the water just in the top layer of mud in a sideways motion. Any plankton caught within the slightly opened beak is tipped back and swallowed. The process all looks like a guy on the beach with a metal detector. Robert Lake is one of only a handful of places in all of British Columbia this bird breeds..

Michael Klotz - www.TheBirdBlogger.com

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Photo taken @ Kelowna on 23 June 2016 (© Michael W Klotz - The Bird Blogger.com / Flickr)

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