Black Oystercatcher

Haematopus bachmani

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Oystercatchers (Haematopodidae)

Code 4

BLOY

Code 6

HAEBAC

ITIS

HEAD

Black Oystercatcher Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Yellow.
  • Head pattern: Plain, Eyering
  • Crown Color: Black
  • Forehead Color: Black
  • Nape Color: Black
  • Throat Color: Black
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Black Oystercatcher Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 44 cm (17.5 in)
  • Weight: 589 g (20.8 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown, Black
  • Underparts: Black
  • Upperparts: Black
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Black Oystercatcher Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Strong stiff wingbeats, flight usually direct but more dramatic during territorial confrontations.
  • Wingspan Range: 81 cm (32 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: Black
  • Leg Color: Pink
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