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Bird Pied Oystercatcher (Haematopus longirostris)

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Common Name: Pied Oystercatcher

Scientific Name: Haematopus longirostris

Family: Haematopodidae

Order: Charadriiformes

Other Names: NA

Distribution: coastal areas throughout the Australia

Habitat: mudflats, sandbanks and sandy ocean beaches and is less common along rocky or shingle coastlines.

Field Notes: black with a white breast and belly. All oystercatchers have a bright orange-red bill, eye-rings and legs and a red eye. Size: 48- 51 cm. Similar species the Sooty Oystercatcher, H. fuliginosus, which has all black plumage.

Photo by Auscraft 2011, Brisbane, QLD

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