How do avocets preen?

To: Canberra birds <>
Subject: How do avocets preen?
From: Wallaces <>
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2018 02:41:12 +0000
The avocets strongly curved beak must complicate preening.  The avocets at
Bimbi Beach were close enough to see how they preened. From what I could
see, they mostly  their neck so the curved beak was flat on, or slightly
above, the feathers, allowing the tip to reach individual feathers. I will
put up a video later but attached is a photo cut from it.



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