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American Oystercatcher

Haematopus palliatus


American Oystercatchers have returned to the Jersey Shore. If the mating documented in the first two photos is successful, chicks will arrive after approximately 27 days of incubation.


Coastal habitats and feed on marine invertebrates. They use their long beak to pry open bivalve mollusks.

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beachbum732 5 years ago

Thank you. They're one of my favorite shore birds.

CalebSteindel 5 years ago

beautiful images!

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Barnegat Light, New Jersey, USA

Spotted on Mar 22, 2015
Submitted on Mar 27, 2015

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