Wednesday, July 13, 2016

American Oystercatcher

American Oystercatcher
The American oystercatcher can be found around the coastal areas of North, South, and Central America as well as the Caribbean. They eat primarily shellfish, crustaceans, and other aquatic invertebrates. To catch their prey they typically stab their beak into a partially open shellfish before it can close its shell. Since they rarely travel very far inland their nest consists of a scrape located at a higher spot on the beach.


Amit Agarwal said...


Melody Steenkamp said...

And in Europe too.... I know them.... overhere they're called ' scholekster'

Have a nice abc-w-day / - week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

Melody Steenkamp said...

by the way... i see the image of round 12.... shouldn't that be the one of round 19?

Adam Jones said...

They are good looking birds.

Vicki said...

Love the orange beak and eyes.

Roger Owen Green said...

Such orange, beady eyes!