Eurasian Oystercatcher

Haematopus ostralegus - Huîtrier pie

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Charadriiformes

  • Family
    :

    Haematopodidés

  • Genus
    :

    Haematopus

  • Species
    :

    ostralegus

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 48 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 80 à 86 cm.
  • Weight
    : 400 à 820 g
Longevity

36 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Eurasian Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus) is a species of bird in the Haematopodidae family.

Subspecific information 4 Subspecies

  • Haematopus ostralegus ostralegus (Iceland to Scandinavia and s Europe)
  • Haematopus ostralegus longipes (Ukraine and Turkey to c Russia and w Siberia)
  • Haematopus ostralegus buturlini (w Kazakhstan to nw China)
  • Haematopus ostralegus osculans (Kamchatka Pen., Korea, ne China)

Foreign names

  • Huîtrier pie,
  • Ostrero Euroasiático,
  • Ostraceiro-europeu,
  • Austernfischer,
  • Csigaforgató,
  • Scholekster,
  • Beccaccia di mare eurasiatica,
  • Strandskata,
  • Tjeld,
  • lastúrničiar strakatý,
  • ústřičník velký,
  • Strandskade,
  • meriharakka,
  • Bonttobie,
  • garsa de mar,
  • Tjaldur,
  • ostrygojad (zwyczajny),
  • jūras žagata,
  • školjkarica,
  • Кулик-сорока,
  • ミヤコドリ,
  • 蛎鹬,
  • 蠣鴴〔歐亞蠣鴴〕,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) ; Marine Neritic : Estuaries ; Marine Intertidal : Rocky Shoreline, Sandy Shoreline and/or Beaches, Sand Bars, Spits, Etc, Shingle and/or Pebble Shoreline and/or Beaches, Mud Flats and Salt Flats, Salt Marshes (Emergent Grasses), Tidepools ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Coastal Brackish/Saline Lagoons/Marine Lakes, Coastal Freshwater Lakes ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land

Geographic range

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