PORT PHILLIP BAY


Red-necked Avocet 

Recurvirostra novaehollandiae

View scientific description and taxonomy

Scientific Details

See below for information.

Taxonomy

Phylum:
Chordata
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Class:
Aves
Order:
Charadriiformes
Family:
Recurvirostridae
Genus:
Recurvirostra
Species:
novaehollandiae

General Description

Body white. Wings white with a wide black "m" mark. Head and neck red-brown. Bill narrow, black and curved upward at the tip. Body up to 47 cm long.

Biology

Red-necked Avocets breed mainly at inland saltwater lakes. They feed in flocks, eating insects, crustaceans and plants.

Habitat

Saltwater lakes, flooded pastures and shallow intertidal waters.

Coastal shores

Distribution guide

Australia.

Species Group

Birds Stilts and avocets

Max Size

47 cm

Diet

Omnivore

Commercial Species

Yes

Global Dispersal

Native to Australia

Conservation Status

  • DSE Advisory List : Not listed
  • EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
  • IUCN Red List : Least Concern

Author

article author Longmore, N. W.

Wayne Longmore is a Senior Collection manager of terrestrial vertebrates at Museum Victoria.

Author

article author O'Brien, R.

Rory O'Brien is a Collection Manager of terrestrial vertebrates at Museum Victoria.

citation

Cite this page as:
Longmore, N. W. & O'Brien, R., 2011, Red-necked Avocet, Recurvirostra novaehollandiae, in Taxonomic Toolkit for marine life of Port Phillip Bay, Museum Victoria, accessed 23 Jul 2017, http://portphillipmarinelife.net.au:8098/species/7944

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