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The Avocet

A distinctively patterned black and white bird with a long upturned beak is recovering from near extinction and is now a regular sight in coastal lagoons and estuaries in winter.

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It has an 80cm wingspan and is 45cm in length.

There are around 1500 breeding pairs in the UK

They have blue legs and a black long thin curved beak.

It is on the amber list of uk birds of conservation concern

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