13 October, 2009

Euasian Oystercatcher

Scientific Name: Haemotopus ostralegus
Order: Charadriiformes
Population Estimate: 1.1M
Location (Date) of Sighting: Iceland (August 2009) and Po River Delta, Italy (November 2009)
Notes: Common bird with extensive range throughout Europe, Asia, and North Africa. It was somewhat strange to see these birds in fields a few kilometers inland in Iceland. But, as we were cursed with a rotten camera at that time, we just had to go back and update the photo.

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