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Black Oystercatcher (Haematopus bachmani)
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Black Oystercatcher (Haematopus bachmani)

General Description: Black Oystercatchers (Haematopus bachmani) are plump black shorebirds with a large, red bill, red eye rings, pink legs, and a yellow eye. Juveniles are browner, including the bill.

Taxonomy: Charadriiformes, Haematopodidae.

Favored Habitat: Black Oystercatchers are birds of rocky Pacific coastlines.

Where to Find: Don't look for Black Oystercatchers around Las Vegas. Rather, look for them along the Pacific Coast of North America.

Black Oystercatcher (Haematopus bachmani)

Comments: Black Oystercatchers are having a hard time these days, at least along the coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington. Numbers are declining, and they seem to be having a difficult time raising chicks.

Black Oystercatcher (Haematopus bachmani) If you were a tasty oyster or maybe a little clam, this might be the last face you ever see!
Black Oystercatcher (Haematopus bachmani) Black Oystercatcher (Haematopus bachmani)
Black Oystercatcher (Haematopus bachmani) Black Oystercatcher (Haematopus bachmani)
Black Oystercatcher (Haematopus bachmani) Black Oystercatcher (Haematopus bachmani)
Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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