Black Oystercatcher

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Black Oystercatcher

Haematopus bachmani
  • ORDER: Charadriiformes
  • FAMILY: Haematopodidae
Basic Description

A large, conspicuous, and noisy bird of the Pacific Coast, the Black Oystercatcher can be found along rocky shores from Alaska to Baja California.

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Other Names
  • Ostrero Negro Norteamericano (Spanish)
  • Huîtrier de Bachman (French)
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