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Merlin Bird ID

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    Black Oystercatcher Identification

    Adult Description

    Large shorebird. Black head and body. Large red bill. Stout, dull pink legs. Eyes yellow, with surrounding ring of red skin.

    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: 16.5-18.5 in (42-47 cm)
      • Weight: 17.6-24.7 oz (500-700 g)