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American Oystercatcher - Haematopus palliatus

Photo: hankplank (http://www.flickr.com/photos/theactionitems/6223418751/); Saint-Martin; Adult;
Song: Almost identical voice to Black Oystercatcher. Contact calls are yelping whistles "queep" may be slightly more nasal than Black's. Display calls are an accelerating series of contact calls that rises and falls in pitch. Alarm calls range from a clear "kleep" to a rapid "whididididi". American Oystercatcher's range (Atlantic) and pied plumage are key distinguishing features.
Sound: Monty Brigham (Bird Sounds of Canada); Adult; Call;

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