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Sooty Oystercatcher

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Also known as Follow link Alternate name
Haematopus fuliginosus Scientific name
Charadriiformes Order
Haematopodidae Family
48 - 52cm Length
Marine intertidal, Sea Cliffs, rocky offshore Islands & beeches, tidepools. Between Range follow link Habitat
 2 - 3 Eggs, laid in a scrape.  Incubation by both parents Clutch
Arthropods, worms, beetles, larvae & crustaceans. Food  
3081 - TSN: 176477 - Sub-species World Number
Least Concern Status

view photos Photos April 1, 2007 by blather © all rights reserved

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Sooty Oystercatcher Ssp: fuliginosus XC107926 Matthias Feuersenger Quobba Station, Quobba Australia  calls

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view photos Photo April 1, 2007 by blather © all rights reserved

Sooty Oystercatchers, Byron Bay

view photos Photo April 1, 2007 by blather © all rights reserved

Sooty Oystercatcher, Byron Bay


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AKA:- Czech: Ústricník australský, ústřičník australský
Danish: Sodfarvet Strandskade
German: Klippenausternfischer, Klippen-Austernfischer, Russausternfischer
English: Black Oyster Catcher, Sooty Oystercatcher
Spanish: Ostrero Negro Australiano, Ostrero Oscuro
Estonian: austraalia mustmerisk
Finnish: Sysimeriharakka
French: Huîtrier fuligineux
n: Kedidir Kelam
Italian: Beccaccia di mare fuligginosa
Japanese: oasutorariamiyakodori, o-sutorariakuromiyakodori
Japanese: オアストラリアミヤコドリ, オーストラリアクロミヤコドリ
Latin: Haematopus fuliginosis, Haematopus fuliginosus
Dutch: Australische Zwarte Scholekster
Norwegian: Sottjeld
Polish: ostrygojad australijski
Russian: Австралийский кулик-сорока
Slovak: lastúrniciar tmavý, Lastúrničiar tmavý
Swedish: Sotstrandskata
Chinese: 澳洲黑蛎鹬



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