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EGG-EATING BIRDS

Eggs of all sorts are a major source of nutrition for many birds, though no birds are exclusively egg-eaters.

American Dipper

with salmonid egg in bill

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American Dipper      Cinclus mexicanus
Canada; British Columbia, Victoria

Boat-tailed Grackle

female eating horsehoe crab eggs on horseshoe crab

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Boat-tailed Grackle      Quiscalus major
USA; New Jersey, Delaware Bay

Hood Mockingbird

turtle egg in bill

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Hood Mockingbird      Nesomimus macdonaldi

Laughing Gull

eating horseshoe crab eggs, big clump in mouth

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Laughing Gull      Leucophaeus atricilla
USA; New Jersey, Delaware Bay

Laysan Finch

cracking open petrel egg

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Laysan Finch      Telespiza cantans
Hawaii, Laysan Is.

Semipalmated Sandpiper

horseshoe crab egg in bill

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Semipalmated Sandpiper      Calidris pusilla
USA; New Jersey, Delaware Bay

Shorebird sp.

feeding on horseshoe crab eggs, red knot, Short-billed Dowitcher, Dunlin, Laughing Gull

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Shorebird sp.      Scolopacid sp.
USA; New Jersey, Delaware Bay

Snowy Sheathbill

eating King Penguin egg among penguins

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Snowy Sheathbill      Chionis alba
South Georgia Island, Gold Harbor