An AVOCET is a shore bird, part of the WADERS. AVOCETS are black and white, or PIED, with an upturned bill.
In ESTUARINE settings (a word used in tournament Scrabble) they feed exposed MUDFLATS.
AVOCET anagrams to OCTAVE.
5 letter words: COVET and OVATE
4 letter words: CATE, CAVE, COAT, COTE, COVE, TACE, TACO, TOEA, VETO and VOTE.