The Eurasian oystercatcher – Haematopus 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 Eurasian oystercatcher - Species - ebird.org Eurasian oystercatcher - Species sheet - wikipedia.org Eurasian oystercatcher - Card - oiseaux-birds.com Eurasian oystercatcher - Database - avibase Eurasian oystercatcher - Sounds & Maps - xeno-canto.org
Additional Material... Eurasian oystercatcher - Images - google.com Eurasian oystercatcher - Video - youtube.com Eurasian oystercatcher - Datazone - birdlife.org