- Platalea leucorodia
- Egrets & Other Waders
The Eurasian Oystercatcher is a large species of shorebird that lives across parts Europe, Asia, and Africa. They are also known as Pied Oystercatchers or simply Oystercatcher.
Eurasian Oystercatchers are unusually conspicuous for shorebirds, with a highly contrasting black-and-white plumage accompanied by bright red-orange legs and bills. Unlike most other species of Oystercatcher, Eurasian Oystercatchers will breed far inland; other species are more likely to be found exclusively by water.
Eurasian Oystercatchers feed on a variety of prey, including molluscs, invertebrates, and worms. They don't necessariy feed on just oysters!
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 16 January 2012|
|Scientific Name||Haematopus ostralegus|
|Birdorable Family||Plovers & Shorebirds|
(as of 27 November 2016)
16 to 18 inches
31 to 33 inches
|Range||West Europe East Europe North Europe South Europe West Asia Central Asia East Asia Southeast Asia South Asia North Africa West Africa East Africa|