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South Island Oystercatcher

(Haematopus finschi)
Alternate name(s): "South Island Pied Oystercatcher", "Finsch's Oystercatcher"
Size: 44-48 cm; wing span 80-86 cm
Weight: 550 g (average)

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See South Island Oystercatcher at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

Lateral view of a South Island Oystercatcher; note the characteristic long, orange bill (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)

Lateral view of a South Island Oystercatcher being hassled by a Magpie-lark (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)

Near-dorsal view of the same South Island Oystercatcher as above; during take-off one can see the distinctive broad white wing band, with inner secondaries white to the edge (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)

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