|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|A 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. |
•Large red bill.
•Stout legs, dull pink.
•Bold white stripe in wings and white rump visible in flight.
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