oystercatcher

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oystercatcher

any shore bird of the genus Haematopus and family Haematopodidae, having a black or black-and-white plumage and a long stout laterally compressed red bill
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While in some cases, like the zebra mussel, introduction of alien mollusks has wrecked havoc with local ecosystems, in this case, the clam has improved conditions for as least one species, the European oystercatcher, Haematopus ostralegus ostralegus, which winters in Britain (Lincoln, 2007).
The oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus as a predator of the bivalve Macoma balthica in the Dutch Wadden Sea.
Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus sex ratios on the wintering grounds: the case of the Exe estuary.