Haematopus longirostris Pied oystercatcher #m…

Haematopus longirostris Pied oystercatcher #marineexplorer

Haematopus longirostris Pied oystercatcher #marineexplorer by John Turnbull

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The Australian pied oystercatcher is found around Australia’s coastline. It feeds on bivalves which it finds in the sand and mud. Numbers are thought to have declined, perhaps as low as 10,000 birds. Rottnest Is, Western Australia. www.birdsinbackyards.net/species/Haematopus-longirostris