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1287leucistic Black Oystercatcher

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  • Bob Keiffer
    May 1, 2005
      Saturday, 30 April 2005, One of the local leucistic Black Oystercatchers was seen on a tidal rock 300 yards off the mouth of Caspar Creek. The bird was almost total white with the head/neck a buffy/off-white color. To me the bird looked like the one that has been around Mendocino Headlands during the winter season. I very much suspect that it is the one-in-the-same bird that has left Mendocino Headlands for the breeding season. If anyone is still seeing a whitish Black Oystercatcher at Mendocino Headlands then please post the sighting. Bob Keiffer

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