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FEEDING TACTICS OF THE AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER (HAEMATOPUS PALLIATUS) ON MAR CHIQUITA COASTAL LAGOON, ARGENTINA

@inproceedings{Bachmann1999FEEDINGTO,
  title={FEEDING TACTICS OF THE AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER (HAEMATOPUS PALLIATUS) ON MAR CHIQUITA COASTAL LAGOON, ARGENTINA},
  author={S. Bachmann and M. M. Mart{\'i}nez},
  year={1999}
}
  • S. Bachmann, M. M. Martínez
  • Published 1999
  • Geography
  • Oystercatchers (Charadriiformes: Haematopodidae) are cosmopolitan shorebirds, all with a long and comprised bill, well adapted for capturing and handling shellfishes (del Hoyo et al. 1996). For handling and opening bivalves, they use two different methods: stabbing (when the mollusc is gaping, they introduce the bill between the valves, severing the adductor muscle with a rapid levering) or hammering (when the prey is tightly close, they hammer the shell with the bill until it breaks) (Norton… CONTINUE READING
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