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Black Oystercatcher | by Becky Matsubara
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Black Oystercatcher

Brooks Island Regional Preserve, Richmond, California

 

This Oystercatcher has an eye fleck in it's eye. There is a theory that female Oystercatchers have full flecks and males have either none or only partial flecks. After studying other photos I took of this bird, I think this fleck is only a partial fleck. I'm guessing it's a male.

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Taken on May 6, 2017