American Oystercatcher - Haematopus palliatus

Length 1.4-1.7 ft (42.0-52.0 cm)
Wingspan 2.7 ft (81.3 cm)
Weight M: 1.3 lb (567 g), F: 1.4 lb (638 g)
Clutch Size 1-4
Chicks at birth Precocial
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern
Continents:NA, SA

The American Oystercatcher is found along the coasts of the U.S., Mexico and South America. They nest on beaches on coastal islands and feed on marine invertebrates. They use their heavy beak to pry open bivalve mollusks.

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