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Eurasian Oystercatcher

Haematopus ostralegus


Because of its large numbers and readily identified behaviour, the Oystercatcher is an important indicator species for the health of the ecosystems where it congregates. Extensive long-term studies have been carried out on its foraging behaviour, in northern Germany, in the Netherlands and particularly on the River Exe estuary in south-west England. These studies form an important part of the foundation for the modern discipline of behavioural ecology.

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Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

Lucky you :-)

FoTony 7 years ago

Thank you Satyen! With every picture I took, he looked as if he wanted too take of. But as you can see, at the end I was about 25 feet away from him.

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

Beautiful pics!

FoTony 7 years ago

Thank you Ava!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

Lovely series.

Antoine Verfaille
Spotted by
Antoine Verfaille

Kaag en Braassem, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Spotted on Jun 20, 2012
Submitted on Dec 16, 2012

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