Avocet vs. Avoset

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  • Avocet

    The four species of avocets are a genus, Recurvirostra, of waders in the same avian family as the stilts. The genus name comes from Latin recurvus, “curved backwards” and rostrum, “bill”. The common name is thought to derive from the Italian (Ferrarese) word avosetta. Francis Willughby in 1678 noted it as the “Avosetta of the Italians”.

  • Avocet (noun)

    Any of four species of wading birds in the genus Recurvirostra, of the family Recurvirostridae, with long, slender recurved bills, long legs, and webbed feet.


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