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Black Oystercatchers


Black Oystercatchers
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Copyright: Lisa Walker (FeatherBirdLady) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 28 W: 0 N: 82] (500)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-30
Categories: Birds, Seascape, Ocean
Camera: FujiFilm FinePix S9600, Fujinon Zoom Lens 10X Optical Zoom, Compact Flash 1GB
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-31 10:33
Viewed: 3498
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From : http://www.mbr-pwrc.usgs.gov/id/framlst/i2870id.html

Black oystercatcher Haematopus bachmani

Identification Tips:
Length: 15 inches
Large shorebird
Bright orange, long, thick bill
Plumage entirely black
Pink legs
Yellow eye
Orange orbital ring
Juvenile like adult but bill has dark tip and plumage is browner

Similar species:
The striking black plumage, large size, and bright orange bill make this bird quite unlike any other.

Length and wingspan from: Robbins, C.S., Bruun, B., Zim, H.S., (1966). Birds of North America. New York: Western Publishing Company, Inc.


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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-10-31 12:43]
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Hello Feather,
I really like this image. Being very accustomed to the black and white Oystercatcher this is a very nice change. I like the yellow eyes. Peculiar landscape in the background.
Greets, Jacob

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