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Black Oystercatcher

Haematopus bachmani

Photo: Jill Parker, USFWS
Black oystercatcher. Photo: Jill Parker, USFWS

The long, thick bill of this shorebird is specially suited to probing sand for crustaceans and invertibrates, and for prying the sides of mollusk shells apart. Black oystercatchers are found along the rocky coasts of western Canada.

Map of Black Oystercatcher in Canada
Distribution of Black Oystercatcher in Canada

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