or oys·ter catch·er
- any of several long-billed wading birds of the genus Haematopus that have chiefly black-and-white plumage and that feed on oysters, clams, mussels, etc.
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There is an Oystercatcher and also a few of the eggs in the Museum.
The Oystercatcher breeds in Guernsey itself about the cliffs.
- 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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