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Variable Oystercatcher

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Also known as Follow link Alternate name
Haematopus unicolor Scientific name
Charadriiformes Order
Haematopodidae Family
47 to 49 cm Length
Marine intertidal, Sea Cliffs, rocky offshore Islands, beeches & tidepools. Between  Endemic to New Zealand:-  North Island, South Island, Stewart Island. [Melanesia:- Vanuatu Rare/Accidental,] Habitat
2-3 Eggs, laid in a scrape. Incubation 25–32 days by both parents fledging 40-45 days. Clutch
Arthropods, worms, beetles, larvae & crustaceans. Food  
3080 - TSN: 560354 - Sub-species World Number
Least Concern Status

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AKA:- Czech: ústřičník proměnlivý
Danish: Newzealandsk Strandskade
German: Neuseeland-Austernfischer, Neuseeländischer Austernfischer
English: New Zealand Black Oystercatcher, New Zealand Sooty Oystercatcher, Northern Oystercatcher, Torea, Toreapango, Variable Oystercatcher
Spanish: Ostrero de Nueva Zelandia, Ostrero Variable
Estonian: maoori mustmerisk
Finnish: Nokimeriharakka
French: Huîtrier variable
Italian: Beccaccia di mare variabile
Japanese: nyuajiarandomiyakodori, nyu-ji-randokuromiyakodori
Japanese: ニュアジアランドミヤコドリ, ニューヂーランドクロミヤコドリ
Latin: Haematopus unicolor, Haematopus unicolor unicolor
Maori: Torea, Toreapango
Dutch: Nieuwzeelandse Zwarte Scholekster, Nieuw-Zeelandse Zwarte Scholekster
Norwegian: Todrakttjeld
Polish: Ostrygojad zmienny
Russian: Изменчивый кулик-сорока
Slovak: lastúrniciar menlivý, lastúrničiar menlivý
Swedish: Nya Zeelandstrandskata
Chinese: 新西兰蛎鹬


Haematopus [unicolor, reischeki or chathamensis]
Haematopus unicolor
Haematopus chathamensis


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