Black Oystercatcher Identification

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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)