in typical rocky habitat (California, USA; 2009-06-28)

Black Oystercatcher
Haematopus bachmani

Native Range: North America

Notes: no sexual dimorphism; bright red bill and eye-ring contrast with the all-black body of this west-coast species of rocky shorelines.

note red ring around yellow iris of the eye (California, USA; 2006-04-12)

flock in flight (California, USA; 2006-04-12)