adult hanging out with gulls and terns (Florida, USA; 2008-01-06)

American Oystercatcher
Haematopus palliatus

Native Range: North America and Latin America

Notes: no sexual dimorphism; sturdy bright red bill is used to pry open clams and oysters, hence the bird's name

showing dorsal white on wings and tail in flight (Florida, USA; 2008-01-06)

pair (Florida, USA; 2008-01-06)