Black Oystercatcher

Other Names: none

Distribution: coasts of western North America.

Description:

Size: 42-47 cm in length with a 77-86 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Entirely black with a long, stout, red bill. The eyes are pale with red eyerings and the legs are pink to peach.

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Black Oystercatcher

Black Oystercatcher

Bill Shape
dagger
thick billed
Regions
alaska
aleutians
baja california
british columbia
california
mexico
oregon
washington
Tail Shape
rounded-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Action
hopping
Markings
round
streaks
Sounds
staccato
melodious
Location
ground dwelling
low perching
north in summer
south in winter
Habitat
coasts
Forests
Color
black
brown
rust
Body Shape
sandpiper
Size
large
small
Order
waders, shorebirds, seabirds - charadriiformes
oystercatchers - haematopodidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern