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American Oystercatcher A large shorebird with a black head and a large red bill. During the breeding season, American Oystercatchers can be found in coastal habitats including sand or shell beaches, dunes, saltmarsh, and mudflats. American Oystercatcher,Geotagged,Haematopus palliatus,Oystercatcher,Summer,United States,bird,shore bird Click/tap to enlarge

American Oystercatcher

A large shorebird with a black head and a large red bill. During the breeding season, American Oystercatchers can be found in coastal habitats including sand or shell beaches, dunes, saltmarsh, and mudflats.

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The American Oystercatcher , occasionally called the American Pied Oystercatcher, is a member of family Haematopodidae. The bird is marked by its black and white body and a long, thick orange beak. This shorebird is approximately 19 inches in length.

Similar species: Waders, Gulls, Auks, Etc.
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Mar 12, 2018. Captured Aug 8, 2015 14:12 in 601 Boston Post Rd, Milford, CT 06460, USA.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/8.0
  • 1/512s
  • ISO100
  • 300mm