Project Noah

Project Noah is a tool to explore and document wildlife and a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere.

Join Project Noah Today

Variable oystercatcher

Haematopus unicolor

Description:

A wading bird, black with bright red beak and feet. Endemic to New Zealand. Some individuals of variable oystercatchers have white plumage on their chest.

Habitat:

Coastal sandy beach and inlet.

Notes:

There were 3 chicks with the pair.

No species ID suggestions

Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand

Lat: -45.88, Long: 170.68

Spotted on Jan 5, 2013
Submitted on Jan 6, 2013

Spotted for mission

Related spottings

Black Oystercatcher Ostrero Ostrero American Oystercatcher

Nearby spottings

Royal Spoonbill New Zealand Fur Seal Yellow- Eyed Penguin Yellow eyed penguin