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Pied Oystercatcher

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Also known as Follow link Alternate name
Haematopus longirostris Scientific name
Charadriiformes Order
Haematopodidae Family
48 - 51cm Length
Marine intertidal, Sea Cliffs, rocky offshore Islands, Mud Flats and Salt Flats & beeches, tidepools. Between Range follow link Habitat
2/3 Eggs, laid in a scrape.  Incubation by both parents Clutch
Bivalve molluscs, worms & crustaceans. Food  
Gregarious, Agressive defending nestsite. Habits
3079 - TSN: 560351 - Sub-species World Number
Least Concern Status

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AKA:- Czech: Ústricník dlouhozobý, ústřičník dlouhozobý
Danish: Australsk Strandskade
German: Australien Austernfischer, Australischer Austernfischer
English: Australian Pied Oyster Catcher, Australian Pied Oystercatcher, Australian Pied Oysterctacher, Northern Pied Oyster Catcher, North-Western Pied Oyster Catcher, Pied Oystercatcher
Spanish: Ostrero Pio Australiano, Ostrero Pío Australiano
Estonian: austraalia merisk
Finnish: Australianmeriharakka
French: Huîtrier ŕ long bec, Huîtrier d'Australie
n: Kedidir Belang
Italian: Beccaccia di mare bianconera, Beccaccia di maree orientale
Japanese: oasutorariamiyakodori
Japanese: オアストラリアミヤコドリ
Latin: Haematopus longirostris, Haematopus longirostris longirostris
Maori: Torea
Dutch: Australische Bonte Scholekster
Norwegian: Australtjeld
Polish: ostrygojad dlugodzioby, Ostrygojad długodzioby
Russian: Австралийский пегий кулик-сорока
Slovak: lastúrniciar dlhozobý, lastúrničiar dlhozobý
Swedish: Australisk strandskata
Chinese: 澳洲斑蛎鹬



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Haematopus [longirostris or finschi]
Haematopus longirostris
Haematopus longirostris finschi

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