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Black oystercatcher

Haematopus bachmani

Description:

The black oystercatcher is a large entirely black shorebird, with a long (9 cm) bright red bill and pink legs. It has a bright yellow iris and a red eye-ring. Its plumage varies slightly from north to south, being darker further north. (Wikipedia)

Habitat:

Spotted foraging on exposed rocks at low tide.

Notes:

The black oystercatcher is a species of high conservation concern throughout its range (U.S., Canadian, Alaskan, and Northern & Southern Pacific Shorebird Conservation Plans), a keystone indicator species along the north Pacific shoreline, a management indicator species in the Chugach National Forest, and a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service focal species for priority conservation action.

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Brian38
Spotted by
Brian38

Washington, USA

Lat: 48.16, Long: -123.69

Spotted on Apr 7, 2019
Submitted on Apr 13, 2019

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