Scientific name:

Haematopus bachmani

(Audubon 1838)
Haematopus – Latin; haematopus bloodfoot – from the Greek; haima blood; pous foot.
bachmani – After Reverend Dr John Bachman (1790-1874).

Black Oystercatcher

 

Black Oystercatcher Fact File

Distribution: West coast of North America

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Subspecies: None – Monotypic

Hybrids:

Frazar’s Oystercatcher’ = American Oystercatcher Haematopus palliatus x Black Oystercatcher H. bachmani Brewster1888

Current conservation efforts

None

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