American Oystercatcher Haematopus palliatus is less-common and less-migratory than Eurasian Oystercatcher H. ostralegus. Though its breeding range includes the eastern seaboard of the USA, from Florida north to New England, the species has yet to be recorded in the Western Palearctic. In flight, the white tail-base, uppertail-coverts, rump and back of Eurasian Oystercatcher and its long, white win


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