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American Oystercatcher

Haematopus palliatus

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

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2 Comments

beachbum732
beachbum732 5 years ago

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

CalebSteindel
CalebSteindel 5 years ago

beautiful images!

beachbum732
Spotted by
beachbum732

Barnegat Light, New Jersey, USA

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

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