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|From : http://www.mbr-pwrc.usgs.gov/id/framlst/i2870id.html|
Black oystercatcher Haematopus bachmani
Length: 15 inches
Bright orange, long, thick bill
Plumage entirely black
Orange orbital ring
Juvenile like adult but bill has dark tip and plumage is browner
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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- [2007-10-31 12:43]
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.