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Eurasian Oystercatcher

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Also known as Follow link Alternate name
Haematopus ostralegus Scientific name
Charadriiformes Order
Haematopodidae Family
40-45cm Length
Marine intertidal, estuaries, gravel pits and heathland. Range follow link Range:- Endemic to Habitat
Altitude
Range
 Usually 3 eggs  laid in a scrape. incubated by both parents for 24-27 days. Clutch
Shellfish, crabs, lugworm. Inland mainly worms. Food  
Noisy bird that flocks when not breeding Habits
3073 - TSN: 176469 - Sub-species World Number
Least Concern Status

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 Embedded sound Eurasian Oystercatcher alarm calls (Haematopus ostralegus ostralegus) Stuart Fisher XC24892 09-08-2006, U K

 

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AKA:- Afrikaans: Bonttobie
Arabic: آكل المحار, آكل المحار رهيز
Asturian: Levantallámpares, Llampariegu
Azerbaijani: Sağ-sağan cüllüt
Belarusian: Крывок
Bulgarian: Стридояд
Breton: Ar big-vor, Morbig, Pig-vor
Catalan: Alena, Garsa de mar, Garsa de mar.
Catalan (Balears): Garsa de mar, Garsa de mar.
Valencian: Alena
Czech: ústřičník velký, Ústricník velký, Ústričník velký, Ústřičník velký
Welsh: Bilcoch, Llymarchyn, Picoch, Pioden y môr, Piogen y môr, Sacr, Twm pib, Watryswn
Danish: Strandskade
German: Austernfischer
Greek: (Ευρωπαϊκός) Στρειδοφάγος, Στρειδοφάγος
Greek (Cypriot): Στρειδοφάγος
English: Common Oystercatcher, Eurasian Oystercatcher, European Oystercatcher, European Oyster-catcher, Northern Oystercatcher, Northern Pied Oystercatcher, Oystercatcher, Oyster-catcher, Palaearctic Oystercatcher, Pied Oystercatcher, Sea Pie
Esperanto: hematopo
Spanish: Ostrero, Ostrero Común, Ostrero de Eurasia, Ostrero Euroasiático
Estonian: Merisk
Basque: Garsa de mar, Itsas mika
Finnish: Meriharakka
Faroese: Gestur, Tjaldur
French: Huîtrier pie
Frisian: Strânljip
Irish: Gobadán, Roilleach
Gaelic: Gille-Brěghde
Galician: Gabita, Garsa de mar
Manx: Bridgeen, Bridjeen, Garee Breck
Hebrew: שלצדף
Croatian: Oštrigar, Oštrigar kovač
Hungarian: Csigaforgató
Armenian: [Kttsar Kachaghak ], Կտցար Կաչաղակ
Icelandic: Tjaldur
Italian: Beccaccia di mare, Beccaccia di mare eurasiatica, Beccaccia di mare paleartica
Japanese: Miya kodori, miyakodori, Miyako-dori, Miyako-shigi
Japanese: ミヤコシギ, ミヤコドリ
Georgian: სირკაჭკჭი
Kazakh: Бізтұмсық, Қарала балшықшы, Сауысқан балшықшы
Korean: 검은머리물떼새
Cornish: Morbyasen
Latin: Haematopus ostralegus
Lithuanian: Jūrinė éarka, Jūrinė šarka, Juršarke
Latvian: Jūras žagata, Žagattārtiņš
Maori: Torea
Macedonian: Властелица остригер
Maltese: Gallina tal-Baħar
Dutch: Scholekster
Norwegian: Kjell, Tjeld
Polish: ostrygojad, ostrygojad (zwyczajny), ostrygojad zwyczajny
Portuguese: Ostraceiro, Ostraceiro-europeu
Romansh: Austrel
Russian: Kulik-soroka, Кулик-сорока, Кулик-сорока обыкновенный, Обыкновенный кулик-сорока
Scots: Gille brighde
Northern Sami: Cagán
Slovak: lastúrničiar strakatý
Slovenian: školjkarica
Albanian: Laraska e detit
Serbian: Ostrigar, šareni oštrigar, Остригар, Оштригар
Swedish: Strandskata
Swahili: Kizamichaza
Turkish: Deniz Saksağanı, İstridye Kuşu, poyraz kuşu, Poyrazkuşu
Ukrainian: Кулик-сорока, Пискун
Vietnamese: Chim mň sň
Chinese: [li-heng], [li-yu], 蛎 鹬, 蛎鹬, 蠣鴴, 蠣鷸
Chinese (Taiwan): [li-heng], 蠣鴴

Range:-

Acores Rare/Accidental

Afghanistan

Albania

Algeria

Angola

Armenia

Austria

Azerbaijan

Bahrain

Balearic Islands

Bangladesh

Belarus

Belgium

Benin

Bosnia

Bretagne

Bulgaria

Cameroon

Canada Rare/Accidental

 Newfoundland Rare/Accidental

Cape Verde

China

 Anhui

 Beidaihe District

 Beijing

 Fujian

 Guangdong

 Hebei

 Heilongjiang

 Inner Mongolia

 Jiangsu

 Jiangxi

 Jilin

 Shandong

 Shanghai

 Tianjin

 Tibet

 Xinjiang Uighur

 Zhejiang

Corse

Crete

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Democratic Rep. of Congo

Denmark

Djibouti

Egypt

England:- Clayhanger Marsh, Draycote Reservoir, Gloucestershire Checklist, Sandwell Valley, Severn Beech, Shropshire Checklist, Staffordshire Checklist, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Yorkshire and the Humber

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Estonia

Ethiopia

Faroe Islands

Finland

France

Gabon

Gambia

Georgia

Germany

Ghana

Gibraltar

Greece

Greenland Rare/Accidental

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Hungary

Iceland

India

 Arid northwest

 Central highlands

 Eastern Himalayas

 Gangetic plain

 Northeast

 Southwest

 Western Himalayas

Iran

Iraq

Ireland

Islas Canarias Rare/Accidental

Israel

Italy

te d'Ivoire

Japan

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan

Latvia

Lebanon

Liberia

Libya

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Macedonia

Madeira Rare/Accidental

Mali

Malta

Mauritania

Micronesia Guam

Micronesia:-

Moldova

Morocco

Mozambique

Myanmar

Namibia

Nepal Rare/Accidental

Nigeria

North Korea

Norway

Oman

Pakistan

Poland

Portugal

Qatar

Romania

Russia

South Africa Rare/Accidental

 Eastern Cape Rare/Accidental

 Kwazulu-Natal Rare/Accidental

 Northern Cape Rare/Accidental

 Western Cape Rare/Accidental

Sardinia

Saudi Arabia

Scotland

 Shetland

 Tayside

Senegal

Serbia and Montenegro

Sicilia

Sierra Leone

Slovakia

Slovenia

Somalia

South Korea

Spain

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Sweden

Switzerland

Syria

Taiwan

Tajikistan

Tanzania

The Netherlands

Togo

Tunisia

Turkey

Turkmenistan

Uganda

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

Uzbekistan

Wales

 Anglesey Birding

Western Sahara

Yemen

Sub-species

Haematopus [ostralegus, moquini or unicolor]
Haematopus [ostralegus or longirostris]
Haematopus ostralegus
Haematopus ostralegus
Haematopus ostralegus ostralegus
Haematopus ostralegus buturlini
Haematopus finschi
Haematopus ostralegus longipes
Haematopus ostralegus malacophaga
Haematopus ostralegus occidentalis
Haematopus ostralegus osculans
Haematopus ostralegus ostralegus

Eurasian Oystercatcher call
(Haematopus ostralegus)
Niels Krabbe XC25648
14-05-1982, Denmark
Eurasian Oystercatcher calls
(Haematopus ostralegus)
Niels Krabbe XC25069
27-06-1982, Finland
 Eurasian Oystercatcher scold
(Haematopus ostralegus)
Niels Krabbe XC25062
27-06-1982, Finland
Eurasian Oystercatcher Call
(Haematopus ostralegus)
Patrik Ĺberg XC27054
13-05-2007, Sweden
 Eurasian Oystercatcher song
(Haematopus ostralegus)
Niels Krabbe XC25075
27-06-1982, Finland
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