May 1966 – vol. 59, issue 5–179 studies of the feeding habits of shore birds have largely been concerned with a bird species and one prey species at a time. A series of papers by Dewar (1908, 1910, 1913) described the predation of Oystercatchers Haematopus ostrakgus on mussels Mytilus edulis, dogwhelks Thais ( = Nucella or Purpura) lapillus and limpets Patella spp. More recent studies of the Oystercatcher by Drinnan (1957, 1958)... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.