Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/54474

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Ciconiiformes
Family:Charadriidae
Genus:Haematopus
Genus species:Haematopus ater

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:43 cm
Identification:The oystercatcher has dark to black plumage.
Habitat:Rocky seacoasts, islets, beaches
Diet:Carnivore: shellfish
Reproduction:Two eggs are laid in November or December. If the first clutch is lost, a second clutch can be laid by January.
Behavior:The behavior of these birds is very secretive.
Status:No special status

Other Information

Geographic:Southern South America
Falkland Islands
Date:1976-01 Subjects:Blackish oystercatcher
short-legged wading bird
Black curlew
Curlews
Scolopacidae
Charadriiformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Shore birds
Water birds