Haematopus bachmani



Haematopus bachmani, Haematopodidae

The Black oystercatcher of North America (Haematopus bachmani) lives on the north-western coasts of North America from the Aleutian Islands to Baja California. It distinguishes from its congeners for the wholly black livery and the long orange bill. It eats invertebrates and shells from which it is able to extract the content by using with skill the strong bill. Territorial in the reproductive period, it nests on rocky islands or coasts © Giuseppe Mazza


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