The black oystercatcher can be spotted on rocky shores all along the west coast of North America, from Baja California to Alaska. It's a large, chunky bird, with a very bright orange beak. This illustration shows the birds with their favorite food - mollusks.
An interesting but very subtle difference between male and female black oystercatchers is illustrated -- females have a dark fleck marking in their yellow eyes. The female in this illustration is the one holding the mollusk, and the male is standing above.
Approx. 20 x 26″, watercolor, pen and ink, $850 includes domestic shipping
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All originals are framed in genuine mahogany frames custom-crafted by my husband, with UV-protecting plexi and acid-free matting (unless otherwise noted). The mahogany is stained a rich golden brownish/reddish hue.