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Mark Billiau.

World Member, region Antwerp, Belgium


The Oystercatcher is an European wader.

Originally, it’s a coastal species, that is still found around the coastline, but since the mid seventies of last century, the Oystercatcher has increasingly colonised inland rivers and lochs.
The first observation for these birds nesting on grassland away from the coast happened already in 1940.

Dutch name : Scholekster
German name : Austernfischer
Latin name : Haematopus ostralegus

Location : Nature reserve ‘Noordelijk Eiland’ at Wintam (Belgium)

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