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Variable Oystercatcher (black phase)

Haematopus unicolor


The Tōrea Pango is endemic to Aotearoa with all-black birds increasing from north to south. This is a gorgeous, all-black bird with a bright orange bill, pink legs, and bright red eyes.


Cruising around looking for a feed with its mate on the sand at Victory Beach, the ocean-side boundary of Okia Reserve ( )


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Okia Flat, Otago, New Zealand

Spotted on Dec 29, 2021
Submitted on Dec 30, 2021

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