American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus) Puerto Villamil, Isabela Island. GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, ECUADOR South America
These birds make a living in the inter-tidal zone. Feed on crustaceans and molluscs. They are able to open crab shells with their strong beaks and eat the contents. They nest in nothing more than a scrape above the high-tide mark and the chicks are able to follow their parents immediately.