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American Oystercatcher Portrait

  American Oystercatcher Portrait

This American Oystercatcher, haematopus pulliatis, was on the beach at Cape May, New Jersey. One of the largest shorebirds, a breeding species in New Jersey, oystercatchers specialize in feeding on bivalve mollusks living in saltwater. The Eastern race breeds from Massachusetts south to Mexico. The Pacific coast race breeds from the Baja peninsula south.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD at 600mm, 1/2000 sec, f/6.3, ISO 1000
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