☆ 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)

Christos Theodorou on January 16, 2013

A wonderful & colorful photo, well composed. Greetings from Athens.

Don Z on January 18, 2013

Thank you so much friends

Vanni Lazzari on January 18, 2013

Molto bella, like. Saluti Vanni

gomba68 on January 20, 2013

Very nice photo!Like.

Best wishes, Robi

Don Z on January 20, 2013

Thank you so much friends

Giorgos Dimitriadis on January 20, 2013

Very nice picture,YsL 14/61 Best wishes,George

NyB on January 21, 2013

Interesting picture! LIKE Béla

Dave Fiorucci on January 24, 2013

I really like this scenery here. Beautiful and full of life. Best wishes, Dave

senmax on January 24, 2013

Very beautiful picture. LIKE.

geoael on January 26, 2013


Drosoula P on January 27, 2013

Very nice photo and interesting information! I LIKE it!

Best greetings from Greece!

Mir Bashir on January 28, 2013

Superb. Very beautiful photo. Beautiful view. LIKE

Don Z on January 29, 2013

Thank you so much friends

morales trevisan on January 29, 2013

Beautiful sea **>>L+F

Del-Hor on January 29, 2013

Great capture. Gr - DH

mbe21 on January 31, 2013

I really like this shot Don, The colours are very vivid and very beautiful.

All the best Mick

Ирина Лапис on January 31, 2013


Bszabolam on February 1, 2013

Beautiful photo!!!!!!!! -LIKE- Best wishes Béla

Don Z on February 1, 2013

Thank you so much friends

Süleyman BULUT on February 8, 2013

Hi, my friend.

Beautiful composition. L

Greetings from Türkiye


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    by Don Z