- Length: 15 inches
- Large shorebird
- Bright orange, long, thick bill
- Plumage entirely black
- Pink legs
- Yellow eye
- Orange orbital ring
- Juvenile like adult but bill has dark tip and plumage is browner
The striking black plumage, large size, and bright orange bill
make this bird quite unlike any other.
Length and wingspan from: Robbins, C.S., Bruun, B., Zim, H.S., (1966). Birds of North America. New York: Western Publishing Company, Inc.