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American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus) by Scott Kruitbosch

Posted on Apr 16, 2014

The American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus) is the most vibrant and unmistakable shorebird along the Gulf and Atlantic Coasts. Their loud and almost rattling “wheep” calls are filling the air of beaches and offshore islands as territories are established. Many people say they resemble clowns – what do you think?

American Oystercatcher Haematopus palliatus