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American Avocets (Recurvirostra Americana) in breeding plummage forage along Mono Lake's northern shore.<br />
This species is migratory, and mostly winters on the southern Atlantic and Pacific coasts of Mexico and the United States.<br />
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The American Avocet forages in shallow water or on mud flats, often sweeping its bill from side to side in water as it seeks its crustacean and insect prey.