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American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana) eating Alkali Flies (Ephydra hians) in Mono Lake, Mono County, California. The flies, along with brine shrimp, are the only invertebrates capable of living in the highly saline and alkaline water of the lake. Many migratory birds depend on these two species for food during stop-overs in their annual flights.

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Image size: 3880x2930 pixels (12.9"x9.8" @300dpi)

Shooting date : 2013-06-23

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Wild animal / Bird / Small wading shore bird / Avocet / American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana)

Wild animal / Insect / True fly / Fly (insect) / Mono Lake Alkali Fly (Ephydra hians)

Atmosphere / Seasons / Temperate season / Summer

Species / IUCN Red List of Threatened Species / Low Risk (IUCN) LR / Least Concern (IUCN) LC

Matter (substance) / Water (matter) / Water surface


America / North America / United States of America / Western United States / Pacific States / California / Sierra Nevada (Mountain range) / Mono (Lake)

Seek / Food search

Species / Species particularity / Migratory species

Individual / Stage of development / Adult

Shot / Overview

Shot / Profile shot

Behavior / Migrate


Motion / Locomotion / Gait / Walk


Enumeration / Alone

Individual / Nobody

Latin keywords

Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Bilateria / Coelomata / Protostomia / Articulata / Arthropoda / Tracheata / Antennata / Hexapoda / Insecta / Diptera / Brachycera / Ephydridae / Ephydra

Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Bilateria / Coelomata / Deuterostomia / Chordata / Vertebrata / Tetrapoda / Aves / Charadriiformes / Recurvirostridae / Recurvirostra

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