Pied avocet

Pied avocet
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta.jpg
Bird recorded in Suffolk England
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Charadriiformes
Family:Recurvirostridae
Genus:Recurvirostra
Species:
R. avosetta
Binomial name
Recurvirostra avosetta

The pied avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) is a large black and white wader in the avocet and stilt family, Recurvirostridae. They breed in temperate Europe and western and Central Asia. It is a migratory species and most winter in Africa or southern Asia. Some remain to winter in the mildest parts of their range, for example in southern Spain and southern England. The pied avocet is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies.

Taxonomy

The pied avocet was one of the many bird species originally described by Linnaeus in the landmark 1758 10th edition of his Systema Naturae, where it was given the binomial name of Recurvirostra avosetta.[2] This species gets its English and scientific names from the Venetian name avosetta. It appeared first in Aldrovandi's Ornithologia (1603).[3] While the name may refer to black and white outfits once worn by European advocates or lawyers, the actual etymology is uncertain.[3] Other common names include black-capped avocet, Eurasian avocet or just avocet.[4]

It is one of four species of avocet that make up the genus Recurvirostra.[5] The genus name is from Latin recurvus, "curved backwards" and rostrum, "bill".[6] A 2004 study combining genetics and morphology showed that it was the most divergent species in the genus.[7]

Other Languages
Адыгэбзэ: Псыкъуакъо
Afrikaans: Bontelsie
azərbaycanca: Adi bizdimdik
башҡортса: Беҙ суҡыш
беларуская: Шыладзюб
български: Саблеклюн
brezhoneg: Avosetenn vistr
Cymraeg: Cambig
dansk: Klyde
Ελληνικά: Αβοκέτα
Esperanto: Avoceto
euskara: Abozeta
føroyskt: Nevfatti
Frysk: Klút
galego: Avoceta
հայերեն: Բզակտուց
íslenska: Bjúgnefja
қазақша: Бізтұмсық
lietuvių: Avocetė
Livvinkarjala: Orasn'okku
magyar: Gulipán
македонски: Сабјарка (птица)
മലയാളം: അവോസെറ്റ്
Nederlands: Kluut
नेपाली: हलीमुख
Nordfriisk: Sütjer
norsk: Avosett
norsk nynorsk: Avosett
پنجابی: پائڈ ایوسٹ
Picard: Clépe
Plattdüütsch: Kluut
português: Alfaiate (ave)
русиньскый: Шилоклювка
русский: Шилоклювка
suomi: Avosetti
svenska: Skärfläcka
українська: Чоботар
Tiếng Việt: Recurvirostra avosetta
Zeêuws: Kluut
中文: 反嘴鹬