Haematopus palliatus galápagensis            Haematopodidae

Distribution: Galápagos Islands, coasts of Central and South America.

Habitat: Rocky shores and pebble beaches.

Appearance: Black and white body and a long, thick orange beak. This shorebird is approximately 19 inches (42 – 52 cm) in length.

Diet: Marine invertebrates. The large, heavy beak is used to pry open bivalve mollusks.

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