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American Oystercatcher

Haematopus palliatus

Description:

"Large, boldly patterned bird, the American Oystercatcher is conspicuous along ocean shores and salt marshes. True to its name, it is specialized in feeding on bivalves (oysters, clams, and mussels) and uses its brightly colored bill to get at them." Source Cornell Lab Of Ornithology (All About Birds)

Habitat:

Coastal habitats including sand or shell beaches, dunes, saltmarsh, marsh islands, mudflats, etc.


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Hampton Bays, New York, USA

Lat: 40.86, Long: -72.52

Spotted on Mar 16, 2012
Submitted on Mar 16, 2012

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