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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men35%
women38%
dip netting
6%
4%
surface skimming
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44%
scything
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38%
aerial fishing
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12%

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