☆ Oystercatcher

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BRUJILLO (Haematopus ater) Orden: Charadriiformes - Familia: Haematopodidae Also known as black oystercatcher, this bird of 48 cm has dark plumage, a long, flattened red beak and legs whitish. It inhabits the rocky marine shores, where their food is composed mainly of molluscs, crustaceans and small shellfish, but also visits to get muymuyes sandy beaches. Usually nest in rocky areas near the sea, incubating three eggs per clutch. The natural habitat of Paita Brujillo begins and ends at Cape Horn. Their meat and eggs make a victim of the hunters, so this species is protected by the state. También conocido como ostrero negro, esta ave de 48 cm tiene el plumaje oscuro, un largo y aplanado pico rojo, y las patas blanquecinas. Habita las orillas marinas rocosas, donde encuentra su alimento compuesto principalmente por moluscos, crustáceos y mariscos pequeños; sin embargo, también visita playas arenosas para conseguir muymuyes. Acostumbra anidar en zonas rocosas cerca del mar, incubando hasta tres huevos por nidada. El hábitat natural del Brujillo empieza en Paita y termina en Cabo de Hornos. Su carne y huevos la hacen víctima de los cazadores, por ello esta especie es protegida por el Estado.

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Comments (98)

Ritva Astikainen on February 9, 2013

Wonderful nature's moment, LIKE! Ippa

gerrysena NO VIEWS on February 13, 2013

Very nice photo! I like! Gerry from Italy

Sirka on February 16, 2013

Excellent shot!L77

Mavr Atmon on February 17, 2013

Excellent picture!Like

soulee on February 18, 2013

Amazingly beautiful!

Ela Vaida on February 20, 2013

Very beautiful shot. LIKE !

Greetings, Ela.

Don Z on February 26, 2013

Thank you very much friends

George Gomez on March 9, 2013

beautiful picture! like.

= Cinzia Anzalone = on March 12, 2013

Bella immagine. Saluti, Cinzia. Like.

HankaW on March 13, 2013

Interesting photo. Very nice composition. LIKE, Warm greetings, Hanka

чудеса on March 20, 2013

Очень нравиться. Приветствие. Miracle

Raoufeh Yazarlou on March 27, 2013

excelent & beautiful LIKE

Don Z on March 27, 2013

Thank you very much friends

Carlos A. Serafim on April 1, 2013

Fantástica Natureza! Bela composição, luz e cores!!! (Me Gusta). Saudações; Carlos...

tamask on April 21, 2013

Great, thank you for the explanation. I saw oystercatcher in New Zealand first but didn't know much about it.

Greetings, Tamas

andrew sharkey on April 23, 2013

Like No. 89

Lovely subject and so well captured!

Don Z on April 26, 2013

Thank you all

brian gillman on May 30, 2013

Lovely shot! I like very much. I love that whistling song they make as they fly in to land.

Best wishes, Brian.

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