As his name implies, the oyster catcher feeds generally on shell-fish – oysters and limpets. His powerful beak is designed to detach them from the rocks to which they are fastened and open the shells. While not as recognizable as some of the other birds in this series, this free, downloadable image of an oyster catcher would make an interesting addition to your next creative project.
It seems such a shame that this illustration was not given credit for their work. The author was not identified either for this 1855 book entitled Child’s Book of Water Birds.
This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.