Two American avocets.
avocet definition by Webster's New World
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any of a genus (Recurvirostra, family Recurvirostridae) of long-legged shorebirds with webbed feet and a slender bill that curves upward
Origin: French avocette ; from Italian avocetta
avocet definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Any of several long-legged shore birds of the genus Recurvirostra, characterized by a long, slender, upturned beak.
Origin: French avocette, from Italian avocetta.