|The fiddler crab claws broken off by the bird - collected by me|
Sentinel crabs probably put up a struggle and would be a bit bony to swallow, so the bird processes the crabs first and removes most of the hard bits. It is more common to find the scene of the carnage than see it happening.
|Beach Curlew working on the shell of a sentinel crab|
|The actual crab shell from the Curlew's mouth|
Scene of brutality against a crab, see the legs and shell.
|Beach Curlew poo, mostly crab shell|
|Mouth of Richters Creek, Cairns - sort of place where birds catch fiddler and sentinel crabs|
|Uca dussumieri fiddler crab - the biggest of east Australia's fiddlers|
|Sentinel crabs in numbers on the sloppy mud.|