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American Oystercatcher

American Oystercatcher

A large, boldly-patterned bird, the American Oystercatcher is conspicuous along ocean shores and salt marshes.
True to its name, it is specialized in feeding on bivalves (oysters, clams, and mussels) and uses its brightly colored bill to get at them.

Listen to the cry of the American Oystercatcher ~

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j>a>e>17 :):):)28-Feb-2011 00:24
SUNsationALLL visionary o'brilliance & WAY MORE!!!! :):):):) WOW WOW WOW WOW!!!! ;):):):)
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)26-Oct-2010 18:14
Nice catch Steph! BV
Fletcher Wildlife Garden20-May-2010 21:38
What a superb portrait, Stephanie!! These oystercatchers are such beautiful birds! Vote
skhin20-May-2010 00:10
Interesting bird from the several colors. Nice shot.
an nguyen13-May-2010 04:43
Very nice shot.
marko gregoric11-May-2010 20:27
Wonderful image. Great details and colors. V.
slhoornstra09-May-2010 21:43
A very fine capture, great framing, too, and I have to say what a funny face!! V
Milan Vogrin09-May-2010 18:38
Great shot!V!
Aud Elise Sjøsæther09-May-2010 18:14
Fantastic capture! Love the movement! V
meekam tam09-May-2010 14:06
Beautiful bird with great details, Stephanie! V
John Armstrong09-May-2010 13:12
Also one of my favourites! V
Marco Valk09-May-2010 09:42
Great catch; very sharp
Patricia Kay09-May-2010 09:33
Beautiful sharp capture Steph...Thanks for the bird call and info...BV
laine09-May-2010 08:45
Love that vivid eye...a worthy capture.
Ali Majdfar09-May-2010 08:11
Fantastic capture! ~V
François Fauchard09-May-2010 07:37
Très belle prise de cet oiseau.
Zoltán Balogh09-May-2010 07:11
Wonderful Stephanie! V
XiaoBernard9909-May-2010 05:13
I am listening the Steph song!I am so happy...very funny...It is a girl or a boy
This bird is very funny with its eyes,and its long legs ,as often with the water birds.
Thanks to give all these informations.
Cindi Smith09-May-2010 04:07
What an awesome capture! Never have I seen one in the wild. Wonderful work!!! V
January Grey09-May-2010 03:06
Terrific catch, Stephanie! Pretty bird! V~
Betty Vlasiu09-May-2010 01:47
Excellent capture and excellent detail! V
Ken Duckert09-May-2010 00:42
Wow. Stephanie this is an incredible shot of the oystercatcher. Brilliant colors and spot on focus. Well done!
princess08-May-2010 23:35
Fantastic capture. Excellent portrait. Beautiful bird. V.
Laura Pipkin08-May-2010 21:35
Love these guys, Stephanie! I never got the chance to photograph one... Great find!
Blandine Mangin08-May-2010 21:34
une très joli capture ! les détails du plumage sont superbes ! v
Mairéad08-May-2010 21:21
Great capture of this striking bird. V
Lieve Snellings08-May-2010 21:12
oh soooo beautiful, V
Alain Boussac08-May-2010 20:00
Superb capture, colorful and with sharp details. And thanks for the possibility of listening to the cry of this beautiful bird. V.
poochdad08-May-2010 19:54
good detailed shot of this colourful bird
Johnny JAG08-May-2010 18:26
Great catch.
Graeme08-May-2010 18:18
Great looking bird Stephanie.BV
Colin Storey08-May-2010 17:35
Fantastic oyster catcher image. v
sue anne08-May-2010 16:41
Very pretty with a useful long beak to get the oysters.
Carol Breton08-May-2010 16:06
Great find and capture Stephanie. Good info too. ~
Margot W08-May-2010 15:39
What a great bird this one is. Love the coloring and after hearing the call
I think he has a sense of humor too.
Vince08-May-2010 15:19
Perfect capture of this big bird. Crispy and great colors. Vote.
Jean Chiasson08-May-2010 15:06
Wow great image and details Stephanie vote
Walter O. Koenig08-May-2010 13:58
Great catch with these sharp details on this lover of seafood. "V"
Larry Peterson08-May-2010 13:37
Excellent capture, Steph. Tack sharp. V
LynnH08-May-2010 13:36
Nice color and details! V
Ursula Armstrong08-May-2010 12:54
brilliant portrait! I am very fond of oystercatchers. Uschi (V)
carabias08-May-2010 12:50
Wonderful shot and pretty sound, Stephanie! V
heather08-May-2010 12:43
Terrific shot Stephanie! Colourful and sharp.. very well done! V
CM Kwan08-May-2010 12:42
Very nice, Steph! V
Santi Bravo Figueras08-May-2010 12:03
Very nice capture. Well done!
Gerhard Ritsema08-May-2010 11:55
Very nice capture! We have millions here even in town where they eat worms in the grass.
Yvonne08-May-2010 11:49
A very handsome bird with the red trimmings! Wonderful shot Stephanie! v
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