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Scientific Name: Recurvirostra avosetta
Length/size: 44cm
Diet: Aquatic insects and their larvae, crustaceans and worms
Fact: Once extinct in the UK and now although still threatened, it has become a symbol for conservation success
Where can you see me at Pensthorpe?: A number of pairs breed on the reserve; arriving towards the end of March and staying until September. They are easiest to see from the Wader Scrape hide.

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BoCC4 status