Under the name of Haematopodidae there are 12 different subgroups of Wading Birds which are divided depending on the world area they used to live and the morphological features that belong to the breed. They are average size birds, with a mainly dark plumage on the back but white on the front. We can recognize male from female depending on specific physical differences. Their diet depends on the shape of the beak so they prefer worms, mussels, shellfishes or small insects. During the incubation period and the nest building mates are tight-knit, they choose small holes where female can incubate in tranquility while male always is ready to protect their territory from some predators. Within Allevamento Poggio di Ponte there is the Eurasian Oystercatcher (Haematopus Ostralegus).