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Haematopus ostralegus Linnaeus, 1758 – Eurasian Oystercatcher

Taxonomic Notes:

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)

Nesting/juveniles:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

This species is uncommon. It inhabits inland wetlands and coastal marshes. It is migratory and it has three breeding flyway populations, first from Scandinavia to Russia, second from Central Russia to India, and third from East Russia to China, and wintering in southeast Asia. It breeds during April-July, in pairs or small groups. It mostly forages on marine invertebrates (BirdLife International 2019). 

Conservation Status: 
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This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)


According to the IUCN Red List assessment, the population of this species is declining, with the current population estimate of 500,000-999,999 individuals. The threats to its persistence come from over-fishing and wintering habitat disturbance due to human encroachments (BirdLife International 2019).

References:
BirdLife International 2019. Haematopus ostralegus . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T22693613A154998347. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T22693613A154998347.en. Accessed on 14 February 2020.


Aves > Charadriiformes > Haematopodidae > Haematopus


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2020. Haematopus ostralegus Linnaeus, 1758 – Eurasian Oystercatcher. Satose, V., V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.14. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.birdsofindia.org/sp/946/Haematopus-ostralegus
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