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Variable oystercatcher

Haematopus unicolor


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.


Coastal sandy beach and inlet.


There were 3 chicks with the pair.

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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand

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

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