(Plates 44-46). THE OYSTER-CATCHER. THE Oyster-catcher (Hcematopus ostralegus) is a bird that sometimes uses strange nesting-places. On the isle of Texel a pair bred from 1917-1934 on the thatched roof of a barn as stated by Drijver (Texel, ket vogdeiland, p. 276) and in 1914 a nest was found on the island of Rottum on the top of a wooden pole about two metres above the ground (Ardea, 3, pp: 127-1...

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