Australian Pied Oystercatcher foraging

29 Dec 2012   in Feeding strategy, Videography, Waders No Comments »
Contributed by Lena Chow

Lena Chow‘s video clip of the Australian Pied Oystercatcher (Haematopus longirostris) was taken at Perth’s Rottnest Island around August this year.

The oystercatcher was patrolling the shores of an inland saltwater lake foraging for food. “Its bright red bill was even more conspicuous on a lawn where it was diligently drilling for grub,” wrote Lena (see video above). Its long pointed bill did not fail it as it found and pulled out a long worm from the ground.




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