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pied oystercatchers

pair of pied oystercatchers on beach

Pied oystercatchers, Haematopus longirostris IMG 7118 - It's not hard to work out what delicacy features prominently in the diet of these coastal waterbirds, and they can often be seen prowling over rocks at the ocean's edge in search of oysters that they can prize open with their long bills. These birds were happy simply to probe the wet sand for any tasty treats.

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