Eurasian Oystercatcher

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Colouring Black back, white lower, orange-red bill
Voice Loud, strident and penetrating
Feeds on Marine worms, molluscs and shellfish
Flight Fast and direct, rapid wingbeats
Nesting Rock
Social Flocks
Eurasian Oystercatcher
Eurasian Oystercatcher
Also Known As ..
Common Pied Oystercatcher
Page Last Updated 11/16/2019 9:25:13 AM
Base Information
Sex Both
Age Both
Status Secure
Order Charadriiformes
Family Haematopodidae
Species Haematopus ostralegus
Category Waders
StdName Eurasian Oystercatcher
Vital Statistics
Length 15.7 to 17.7 ins
Weight 14.2 to 24.8 ozs
Wingspan 31.5 to 33.5 ins
Lifespan 1 to 15 years
Beak Length Long
Beak Width Wide
Beak Shape General
Tail Length Medium
Distribution YCommon RRare VVery Rare NNot Seen
Region EUYEurope
Region NAYNorth America
Country USNUnited States
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Bird Id - Bird Identification - Eurasian Oystercatcher (Species=Haematopus ostralegus / Standard Name=Eurasian Oystercatcher)