Monday, September 25, 2006

Here is my favorite bird, the beautiful Black Oystercatcher. This is an adult. They have beautiful yellow eyes ringed with orange and a bright orange beak, as you can see. They also have an extremely distinctive call. When you approach, they do their call and a "broken wing display," during which they act as if they have a broken wing and then try to lead you away from their nest limping along with their "broken wing." It's quite ingenious. On top are some examples of the display.


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