What kind of feeding is avocet's beak adapted to?

dip netting
surface skimming
scything
aerial fishing
Scything is a feeding tech­nique unique to the avocets. These birds forage in shallow brackish water or on mud flats, scything their bills from side to side in water. They mainly eat crus­taceans and insects.

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dip netting
surface skimming
scything
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flagFinland
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flagItaly
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flagthe United Arab Emirates
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flagPoland
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flagIndia
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Gender

men36%
women36%
dip netting
6%
4%
surface skimming
42%
46%
scything
36%
36%
aerial fishing
14%
12%

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