Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Oystercatchers :: American Oystercatcher
American Oystercatcher Haematopus palliatus
Described by: Temminck (1820)
Alternate common name(s): American Pied Oystercatcher
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors
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RangeE. and s. North America, West Indies, Central America and South America;
(1) E. coast of the United States from Massachusetts s. to Florida and along the Gulf of Mexico coast to Texas and s. to the Yucatan Peninsula. West Indies (Bahamas, Greater Antilles and in the Lesser Antilles on St. Barthelemy, Guadeloupe, Grenadines and possibly Tobago. W. Mexico from c. Baja (San Benito Is. and Gulf of California) s. to s. Mexico. W. coast of South America in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru to c. Chile (Chiloe Is.). E. coast of South America from Colombia s. to e. Brazil (e. Bahia), sc. Argentina and most islands n. of Venezuela e. to Trinidad.
(2) Galapagos Is.
North America n. of Mexican border;
Summer: coastal se. MAE, e. NHP, e. MAS, s. RID, s. CNT, se. NYK, e. NJY, se. MYD, DEL, e. VIR, e. NCA, e. SCA, se. GEO, FLA, s. ALA, s. MIS, s. LOU, and e. TEX;
Winter: coastal e. VIR, e. NCA, e. SCA, se. GEO, FLA, s. ALA, s. MIS, s. LOU, and e. TEX; Sometimes winters as far n. as Long Island;
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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Florida Museum of Natural History
Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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