Species Details

@Chris McCreedy

Eurasian Oystercatcher Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Haematopus ostralegus
Family : Haematopodidae
Order : Charadriiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Oystercatcher, Common Oystercatcher
Habitat : Coast
Description : The Eurasian Oystercatcher is a black and white shore bird with an orange-red bill (adult bird length approximately 42 cm, weight 670 g, wing 25 cm, bill 8.5 cm, tarsus 5.2 cm, tail 10.6 cm). It looks almost black from above except for its white rump. It feeds on crustaceans and marine invertebrates. It breeds in April-May. The nest is a bare scrape on pebbles, on the coast or on inland gravelly islands. Two to four eggs are laid. Both eggs and chicks are highly cryptic.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: Chris McCreedy(www.inaturalist.org/people/Chris McCreedy),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;julien Rochefortmore information, please contact us.