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Mataure American Oystercatcher Feeding On A Conch Stock Photo 157121793American Oystercatcher,Animals In The Wild,Beach,Color Image,Conch Shell,Crustacean,Day,Feeding,Full Length,Horizontal,Nature,No People,Outdoors,Photography,Surf,Two Animals,USA,Wading,Wildlife,Zoology,fighting conchPhotographer Ed ReschkeCollection: Oxford Scientific ed reschkeMature American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus) feeding on a Fighting Conch in the surf. Oystercatchers are specialized in feeding on Shellfish (oysters, clams, mussels, snails), and have heavy bills to reach into mollusks and pry shells open. Habitat: coastal beaches and range is expanding northward. Mature birds have red-orange bills, immatures have a duller bill. Fort Myers Beach, Florida.