American oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus) The American oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus) lives on the East Coast of the USA migrating from New England to Carolina seasonally. What is it doing here in the Galapagos?

Its large, heavy beak is used to pry open bivalve mollusks. Santa Fe Island.

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