The oyster magpie ( Haematopus ostralegus ) is the only species of Huîtrier S alive in France.
Systematic positionTemporarily considered, in the phylogeny of Sibley and Monroe, like pertaining to a tribe ( Haematopodini ) of the family of the charadriidés (in the same subfamily as the Avocet S and the stilts), the 11 species of Huîtrier S currently reinstated the family of the haematopodidés .
FoodIn littoral medium, oyster the magpie is able to open and eat the majority of the Mollusque S Bivalve S (mould S, hull S, Huître S), as well as Gastéropode S (Littorine S), Crevette S, Crabe S or towards sailors. On ground, it consumes Vers of ground, or molluscs.
- Haematopus ostralegus buturlini Dementiev, 1941
- Haematopus ostralegus longipes Buturlin, 1910
- Haematopus ostralegus osculans Swinhoe, 187
- Haematopus ostralegus ostralegus Linnaeus, 1758
The subspecies Haematopus ostralegus occidentalis Neumann, 1929, are not valid any more.
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