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Merlin Bird ID

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    American Oystercatcher Identification

    Adult Description

    • Large shorebird.
    • Black head.
    • Large red bill.
    • Back brown.
    • Underside white.
    • Stout legs, dull pink.
    • Bold white stripe in wings and white rump visible in flight.

    Immature Description

    Similar to adult, but bill duller and back with scaly light edges to feathers.
    Relative Size

    Relative Sizecrow sizedcrow-sized
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 15.8-17.3 in (40-44 cm)
      • Weight: 14.1-24.7 oz (400-700 g)