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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.

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EmmaBurns
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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand

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

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