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South Island Oystercatcher

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Also known as Follow link Alternate name
Haematopus finschi Scientific name
Charadriiformes Order
Haematopodidae Family
 46 cm (wingspan 80-86 cm) Length
Marine intertidal, Sea Cliffs, rocky offshore Islands & beeches, tidepools. Between Range follow link Range:- Endemic to Habitat
2 - 3 brown eggs, blotched dark and pale brown, laid in a scrape.  Incubation24-28 days by both parents. Fledging 42 - 45 days. Clutch
Arthropods, worms, beetles, larvae & crustaceans. Food  
3076 - TSN: 560350 - Sub-species World Number
Least Concern Status

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South Island Oystercatcher Daniel Lane Ferrymeade Estuary, Christchurch,New Zealand calls XC46622


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AKA:- Danish: Indlandsstrandskade
German: South Inselausternfischer
English: South Island Oystercatcher, South Island Pied Oystercatcher, South Island Pied Oysterctacher, Southern Pied Oystercatcher
Spanish: Ostrero de Finsch
Estonian: pőldmerisk
Finnish: uudenseelanninmeriharakka
French: Huîtrier de Finch, Huitrier de Finsch, Huîtrier de Finsch, Huîtrier de Nouvelle-Zélande
Italian: Beccaccia di mare di South Island
Japanese: miyakodori
Japanese: ミヤコドリ
Latin: Haematopus finschi, Haematopus longirostris finschi, Haematopus ostralegus finschi
Maori: Torea
Dutch: Finsch' Scholekster, Finsch' Zwarte Scholekster
Norwegian: Nyzealandtjeld
Polish: ostrygojad nowozelandzki
Russian: Новозеландский пегий кулик-сорока
Slovak: lastúrniciar jazerný, lastúrničiar jazerný
Swedish: Sydstrandskata
Chinese: 南岛斑蛎鹬



Austrailian State New South Wales Rare/Accidental

Austrailian State Queensland  Rare/Accidental

Melanesia Rare/Accidental

Melanesia Vanuatu Rare/Accidental

New Zealand

New-Zealand Chatham Islands Rare/Accidental

North Island New Zealand

South Island New Zealand
Austrailian Territory Lord Howe Island Rare/Accidental
Melanesia New Caledonia Rare/Accidental

Stewart Island


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