Eurasian oystercatcher

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The Eurasian oystercatcherHaematopus ostralegus is a large species of Type – Wader of the Family Haematopodidae and the Order Charadriiformes. It is a widespread Summer Breeder across Eurasia from Iceland to the Kamchatka Peninsular, and winters along many coastlines near and into the Tropics. In the AWB Region it is a Summer Breeder in Turkey, Armenia and NW Iran, and a winter visitor along all the relevant coastlines of N Africa from S Mauritania to S Somalia. It is also a winter visitor along all the coasts of the Arabian Peninsular and Iran.

Type - wader - nests are a mere scrape in pebbles on the coast or inland gravel islands, 
Summer Habitat - varied suitable coastal and inland areas, local agricultural fields,
Winter Habitat - Estuaries, sheltered coastal areas, forms flocks, 

Order:  Charadriiformes
Family: Haematopodidae
Genus:  Haematopus

Species...Haematopus ostralegus
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