|Red-necked Avocet Recurvirostra novaehollandiae
|The Coorong, SA, Australia
The Red-necked Avocet is found only in Australia where it is distributed in the west, south and south-east. Preferred habitats are estuaries, mudflats, swamps and lakes both in fresh and brackish water.
|It is unmistakable with its long up-turned bill, chestnut head and white eye-ring. The wings are black and white and the long legs are pale blue-grey.
Immatures are duller with pale white around the base of the bill as can be seen in the bird in photo 4.