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American oystercatcher

Haematopus palliatus Photo by Dick Daniels (Wikipedia) Common name:American oystercatcher (en); ostraceiro-americano (pt); huîtrier d’Amérique (fr); ostrero americano (es); braunmantel-austernfischer (de)Taxonomy:Order CharadriiformesFamily HaematopodidaeRange:This species breeds along both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of North America and South America, from New Jersey and Baja California south to central Chile and Argentina, including several islands in the […]

African black oystercatcher

Haematopus moquini Common name: African black oystercatcher (en); ostraceiro-preto-africano (pt); huîtrier de Moquin (fr); ostrero negro africano (es); schwarzer austernfischer (de) Taxonomy: Order Charadriiformes Family Haematopodidae Range: This species is found along the coasts of southern Africa, from northern Namibia to the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. Size: These birds are 42-45 cm long. […]