OYSTERCATCHERS   -   HAEMATOPODIDAE


American Oystercatcher - Haematopus palliatus
American Oystercatcher
Haematopus palliatus palliatus
Concón, Region V, Chile.
The most common and widespread oystercatcher in South America. (S5)


American Oystercatcher - Haematopus palliatus
American Oystercatcher
Haematopus palliatus galapagensis
Española Island, Galapagos, Ecuador
This is an endemic subspecies resident on the Galapagos. It doesn't seem to look significantly different from the nominate race. (S5)


Blackish Oystercatcher - Haematopus ater
Blackish Oystercatcher
Haematopus ater
Pucusana, Lima region, Peru.
This ostercatcher inhabits rocky coastlines of South America. (S8)


Blackish Oystercatcher - Haematopus ater
Blackish Oystercatcher
Haematopus ater
Pucusana, Lima region, Peru.
An adult and a juvenile. (S6)


Blackish Oystercatcher - Haematopus ater
Blackish Oystercatcher
Haematopus ater
Carcass Island, Falkland Islands (Malvinas).
Adult. (S8)


Magellanic Oystercatcher - Haematopus leucopodus
Magellanic Oystercatcher
Haematopus leucopodus
Torres del Paine National Park, Region XII, Chile.
Similar in appearance to Ameican Oystercatcher, but has a yellow eyering. It is onyl found in far southern South America and the Falklands. (S5)


Magellanic Oystercatcher - Haematopus leucopodus
Magellanic Oystercatcher
Haematopus leucopodus
Punta Popper, Río Grande, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.
(S8)


Magellanic Oystercatcher - Haematopus leucopodus
Magellanic Oystercatcher
Haematopus leucopodus
Punta Popper, Río Grande, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.
With a Hudsonian Godwit. (S8)



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