Avoset

From Biology-Online Dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Avoset

(Science: zoology) a grallatorial bird, of the genus Recurvirostra; the scooper. The bill is long and bend upward toward the tip. The American species is R. Americana.

alternative forms: avocette.

Origin: f. Avocette: cf. It. Avosetta, sp. Avoceta.