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Definition of the noun American Avocet

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American Avocet is the vernacular name of the Recurvirostra americana, a species of Recurvirostra.

  • geographic area: Caribbean, North America

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Google previewNorthern Paiute–Bannock Dictionary (2012)

by Sven Liljeblad, Catherine S Fowler, Glenda Powell

American avocet (Recurvirostra americana). Note: The eggs of this bird were collected and used as a food source. [CF] See also: huzibala (bird) [for additional birds listed in this dictionary]; kwalngidi (night-heron); kwaluidi (wading birds); ...

Google previewChambers's Encyclopaedia (1896)

A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge

They scoop through the mud with the bill, first to one side, and then to the other, in quest of worms and other small animals ; although Audubon also observed the American Avocet taking insects which were swimming on the surface of the ...

Google previewThe World-wide Encyclopedia and Gazetteer (1908)

Compiled and Revised to Date from the Leading Encyclopedias of the World. A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature, to which is Added Biographies of Living Subjects, One Hundred Colored Maps and Numerous Illustrations

They scoop through the mud with the bill, first to one side and then to the other, in uest of worms and other small animals; although Auubon also observed the American avocet taking insects which were swimming on the surface of the water, ...

Google previewBritannica Concise Encyclopedia (2008)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

The American avocet is about 18 in. (45 cm) long, including the bill. Avocado (Persea americana). S.A. SCIBOR—SHOSTAL Avogadro's law \0!-v2-9g!-dr+z\ American ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica, Or a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1810)

American avocet.— Head and neck reddish; back Americana. black, white beneath. Fourteen inches long.

Google previewThe Cyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature (1819)

by Abraham Rees

AMERICANA; American Avocet. The head and neck are reddish; back black, beneath it is white. It inhabits North America and New Holland ; is fourteen inches long. Bill black; front dusky-white; neck above white; primary and tertial ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1888)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature, Ninth Edition .... Supplement

The American avocet is abundant in the waters of the Western United States, especially in the alkaline regions of the interior, but is rare in the Eastern, Middle, and Southern States. It goes in small flocks, which present a striking appearance ...

Google previewThe Encyclopædia Britannica, or, Dictionary of arts, sciences, and general literature (1858)

The American avocet (ft. There is a bare space around the eyes, the wings are aui- means of its lengthened legs and upturned bill, the avocet feeds with facility in muddy marshes, where if otherwise organized it would probably starve.

Google previewStoddart's Encyclopaedia Americana (1883)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature, and Companion to the Encyclopaedia Britannica. (9th Ed.) and to All Other Encyclopaedias

The American avocet is abundant in the waters of the Western United States, especially in the alkaline regions of the interior, but is rare in the Eastern, Middle, and Southern States. It goes in small flocks, which present a striking appearance ...

Google previewThe Edinburgh Encyclopaedia (1832)

American avocet. Wandering albatross, Great auk, other roving tribes, they took possession of the Carpathian mountains; POLAR REGIONS. 23.

Google previewThe Canadian Encyclopedia (1999)

by James H. Marsh

The American avocet (Recurvirostra americana), with a cinnamon neck and bright blue legs, breeds in southern Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and western Ontario and south to California and Texas, wintering in Texas, California and ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britanica (1884)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature. Supplement

A small group, fairly represented by the American avocet (Re curmrostra amerioana) and black-necked stilt (Himmltopus membanus). 25. Hwmatopodidw : oyster-catchers and tnrnstones. Another small ...

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