Stock Photo: PIED AVOCET. Pied Avocet Pied avocet Recurvirostra avosetta in the Somme bay in Picardy, France. Recurvirostra avosetta Pied Avocet Avocet Recurvirostrid Limicole Wading bird Bird Wading birds usually have long paws and have the body covered with feathers , These feathers are used to protect from cold. As their paws are featherless, wading birds get warm by folding one of their paws and hide it in their plumage. Thus, wading birds that are sensible to cold, try to limitate as much as possib