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Birds by name
Conservation status: Amber
A distinctively-patterned black and white wader with a long up-curved beak. It is the emblem of the RSPB and symbolises the bird protection movement in the UK more than any other species. Its return in the 1940s and subsequent increase in numbers represents one of the most successful conservation and protection projects.
Stilts and avocets (Recurvirostridae)
Coastal lagoons on the east coast in summer and the Exe estuary in winter.
Along the east coast of England in summer and in the South-West in winter.
Aquatic insects and their larvae, crustaceans and worms.
* UK breeding is the number of pairs breeding annually. UK wintering is the number of individuals present from October to March. UK passage is the number of individuals passing through on migration in spring and/or autumn.
Marco Dragonetti, Xeno-canto