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  • noun Plural form of oystercatcher.


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  • One of the most interesting things about oystercatchers is the fact that they exhibit resource polymorphism, with some populations exhibiting multiple different forms (Skúlason & Smith 1995).

    Archive 2006-05-01 Darren Naish 2006

  • It seems that it’s the behavioural flexibility that controls bill shape, rather than the other way round, and another remarkable thing about oystercatchers is how specialized their bills are for coping with wear.

    Archive 2006-05-01 Darren Naish 2006

  • Loud, piping calls echoing from the valley announced the arrival of three oystercatchers returning to breed, circling overhead, engaged in courtship pursuit.

    Country diary: Westgate, Weardale 2011

  • The rising tide was pushing little flocks of waders up the beach, including oystercatchers, redshanks and turnstones, the latter beautifully camouflaged as they fed on the exposed rocks.

    Birdwatch: Black redstart 2011

  • Plump black and white oystercatchers stood side by side with elegant, almost aloof, bar-tailed godwits.

    Country diary: Cromarty Firth 2011

  • Glenn Walker Pied oystercatchers along the coast The Kimberley coast is a nursery for the world's largest population of Humpback whales, the Wilderness Society said.

    Australia's West Kimberley Becomes Heritage Site Rebecca Thurlow 2011

  • It may only measure about two miles by one and a half, but Skomer is teeming with wildlife: birds like guillemots, oystercatchers, cormorants and puffins.

    Through the lens: getting close to Welsh wildlife 2011

  • Some, such as the oystercatchers, redshank and curlew, were still finding food by probing with their beaks.

    Country diary: Burghead, Moray 2011

  • I also saw why Alfred Hitchcock chose the location: the sky was full of birds, but, at least according to the book on my bedside table, they were more black oystercatchers and long-billed curlews than killer blackbirds.

    Fallin’ Up Steve Dennis 2011

  • The natural sand dunes attract a plethora of birds, including oystercatchers, wagtails, curlews, skylarks, wild pheasants and grey partridges.

    The 10 best campsites for luxury 2011


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