AnAge entry for Recurvirostra americana

Classification (HAGRID: 01258)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Charadriiformes
                Family: Recurvirostridae
                    Genus: Recurvirostra
Species
Recurvirostra americana
Common name
American avocet

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Little is known about the longevity of these animals, but they have been reported to live up to 15 years in the wild [0427]. Considering the longevity of similar species, however, maximum longevity could be significantly underestimated.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
365 days
Male sexual maturity
365 days
Incubation
24 days
Clutch size
4 (oviparous)
Clutches per year
1
Weight at hatching
Adult weight
340 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 176721
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 227236
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