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Black oystercatcher

Haematopus bachmani

Description:

A stocky black shorebird with a long orange-red stout bill that is built for foraging for marine organisms. It has a bright yellow iris and a red eye-ring. Pinkish legs and chocolate brown body\wings that become darker in its northern range.

Habitat:

Spotted along a rocky stretch of beach at Cresent City, California.

Notes:

Ranges along the west coast of North America.

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Brian38
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Brian38

Crescent City, California, United States

Spotted on Nov 21, 2021
Submitted on Nov 28, 2021

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