- Anthus rubescens
- Wagtails & Pipits
The American Oystercatcher is uniquely marked by its black and white body and a long, thick orange beak. They use their large and heavy beak to pry open molluscs.
The American Oystercatcher is found on the Atlantic coast of North America from New England to northern Florida, where it is also found on the Gulf coast.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 01 July 2007|
|Scientific Name||Haematopus palliatus|
|Birdorable Family||Plovers & Shorebirds|
(as of 15 March 2017)
16.5 to 20.5 inches
|Range||North America Central America Caribbean South America United States (West) United States (East)|