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American Avocet

Recurvirostra americana Gmelin, JF, 1789

The American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana) is a large wader in the avocet and stilt family, Recurvirostridae. This avocet has long, thin, gray legs, giving it its colloquial name, "blue shanks". The plumage is black and white on the back with white on the underbelly. The neck and head are cinnamon colored in the summer and gray in the winter. The long, thin bill is upturned at the end. The adult bird measures 40–51 cm (16–20 in) in length, 68–76 cm (27–30 in) and 275–420 g (9.7–15 oz) in weight. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Charadriiformes
Family:
  Recurvirostridae
Genus:
  Recurvirostra

Scientific:
  Recurvirostra americana

Citation:
  Gmelin, JF, 1789

Reference:
  Syst.Nat. 1 pt2 p.693

Protonym:
  Recurvirostra americana

Avibase ID:
  8EB0C1FABC1D725A

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/8EB0C1FA

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 176721

Geographic range:

  • Recurvirostra americana: S Canada to n Mexico; winters s US to Costa Rica and Cuba
English:
American Avocet
Czech:
tenkozobec americký
German:
Braunhals-Säbelschnäbler
Danish:
Amerikansk Klyde
Spanish:
Avoceta Americana
Finnish:
preeria-avosetti
French:
Avocette d'Amérique
Icelandic:
Ljánefja
Italian:
Avocetta americana
Japanese:
amerikasorihashiseitakashigi
Japanese:
アメリカソリハシセイタカシギ
Dutch:
Amerikaanse Kluut
Norwegian:
Amerikaavosett
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Amerikaavosett
Polish:
szablodziób amerykanski
Portuguese:
Alfaiate-de-pescoço-pardo
Russian:
Американская шилоютювка
Slovak:
šabliarka žltokrká
Swedish:
amerikansk skärfläcka
Ukrainian:
Чоботар американський
Chinese:
褐胸反嘴鹬


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (1886):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 1st suppl.):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 2nd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 3rd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 4th suppl.):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 5th suppl.):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 6th suppl.):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 7th suppl.):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (1895):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 8th suppl.):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 9th suppl.):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 10th suppl.):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 11th suppl.):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 12th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 13th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 14th suppl.):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 15th suppl.):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (1910):
Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 16th suppl.):
Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 17th suppl.):
Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 18th suppl.):
Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (1931):
Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 19th suppl.):
Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 20th suppl.):
Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 21st suppl.):
Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 22nd suppl.):
Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 23rd suppl.):
Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 24th suppl.):
Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 25th suppl.):
Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 26th suppl.):
Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 27th suppl.):
Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 28th suppl.):
Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 29th suppl.):
Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 30th suppl.):
Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 31st suppl.):
Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (1957):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 32nd suppl.):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 33rd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 34th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 59th suppl.):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Avocette d'Amérique ( Recurvirostra americana)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Avocette d'Amérique ( Recurvirostra americana)
Clements 1st edition:
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
Clements 3rd edition:
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
Clements 4th edition:
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
Clements, version 2017:
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
Clements, version 2018:
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
eBird version 1.50:
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
James Lee Peters:
Recurvirostra americana
James Lee Peters (original):
Recurvirostra americana
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Recurvirostra americana
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
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South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
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South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
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South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
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South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
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South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
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South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
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South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
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South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
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South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
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South American Classification Committee (4/06/2018):
American Avocet ( Recurvirostra americana)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Recurvirostra americana
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Recurvirostra americana

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms


Catalan: Bec d'alena nord-americà
Czech: Tenkozobec americký
Danish: Amerikansk Klyde
German: AmerikanischerSäbelschnäbler, Braunh, Braunhals-Säbelschnäbler, Braunhalssäblerschnäbel
English: American Avocet, Avocet
English (IOC): American Avocet
Spanish: Alcaraván americano, Avocet Americana, Avoceta, Avoceta Americana
Spanish (Colombia): Avoceta americano
Spanish (Costa Rica): Alcaraván americano, Avoceta Americana
Spanish (Cuba): Avoceta
Spanish (Ecuador): Avoceta Americana
Spanish (Spain): Avoceta Americana
Spanish (HBW): American Avocet
Spanish (Honduras): Avoceta
Spanish (Mexico): Avoceta Americana
Spanish (Panama): Avoceta Americana
Spanish (Puerto Rico): Avoceta Americana
Estonian: preeria-naaskelnokk
Finnish: Preeriaavosetti, preeria-avosetti
French: Avocette américaine, Avocette d’Amérique, Avocette d'Amérique
Croatian: Američka sabljarka
Hungarian: amerikai gulipán
Icelandic: Ljánefja
Italian: Avocetta americana
Japanese: amerikasorihashiseitakashigi
Japanese: アメリカソリハシセイタカシギ
Scientific: Recurvirostra americana
Lithuanian: Amerikinė avocetė
Latvian: Amerikas avozeta
Dutch: Amerikaanse Kluut, Noordamerikaanse Kluut
Norwegian Nynorsk: Amerikaavosett
Norwegian: Amerikaavosett
Polish: szablodziób amerykanski, szablodziób amerykański
Portuguese: Alfaiate-de-pescoço-pardo
Russian: Американская шилоклювка, Американская шилоютювка
Slovak: Éabliarka žltokrká, šabliarka žltokrká
Serbian: Američka sabljarka
Swedish: Amerikansk skärfläcka
Ukrainian: Чоботар американський
Chinese: 褐胸反嘴鹬
Chinese (Traditional): 紅胸反嘴鴴

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