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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Pied Oystercatcher Haematopus longirostris

Observer

aglen

Date

February 28, 2015 03:50 PM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Black Oystercatcher Haematopus bachmani

Observer

sitkaconnor

Date

February 27, 2015

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Variable Oystercatcher Haematopus unicolor

Observer

aglen

Date

February 28, 2015 11:40 AM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

What

American x Black Oystercatcher hybrid Haematopus bachmani × palliatus

Observer

finatic

Date

February 21, 2015 10:17 AM PST

Description

Ventura County, California, US

The leaders on this trip called this bird a pure American Oystercatcher. I'm not quite as sure if that is the case or not. To me the breast demarcation between the black and white is too broken up and the white shoulder marking looks more like loose feathers than a plumage trait.

Photos / Sounds

What

Black Oystercatcher Haematopus bachmani

Observer

finatic

Date

February 21, 2015 09:57 AM PST

Description

Ventura County, California, US

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Black Oystercatcher Haematopus bachmani

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

February 26, 2015 10:16 AM PST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Black Oystercatcher Haematopus bachmani

Observer

dpom

Date

February 26, 2015 11:03 AM PST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Black Oystercatcher Haematopus bachmani

Observer

seasurfnbird

Date

February 25, 2015

Description

Leucistic Black Oystercatcher

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Ostrero americano Haematopus palliatus

Observer

rockashroom

Date

February 25, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Black Oystercatcher Haematopus bachmani

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 23, 2015

Description

Here are two of the five Black Oystercatchers I saw at low tide feasting on limpets.

Tags

Photos / Sounds

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What

Black Oystercatcher Haematopus bachmani

Observer

jaykeller

Date

February 21, 2015 09:57 AM PST

Photos / Sounds

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What

American x Black Oystercatcher hybrid Haematopus bachmani × palliatus

Observer

jaykeller

Date

February 21, 2015 10:16 AM PST

Description

Probably keys out on the Jehl Scale as "good enough" for American, but it is clearly a hybrid.

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Description from Wikipedia

The oystercatchers are a group of waders forming the family Haematopodidae, which has a single genus, Haematopus. They are found on coasts worldwide apart from the polar regions and some tropical regions of Africa and South East Asia. The exception to this is the Eurasian Oystercatcher and the South Island Oystercatcher, both of which breed inland, far inland in some cases. In the past there has been a great deal of confusion as to the species...

No range data available.