Kōrero: Wading birds

South Island pied oystercatchers

South Island pied oystercatchers

Once the breeding season is over, South Island pied oystercatchers form flocks at feeding grounds on estuaries and coastal sites. Note the white wingbar on the birds in flight.

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Photograph by Geoff Moon

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Gerard Hutching, 'Wading birds - Oystercatchers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/9150/south-island-pied-oystercatchers (accessed 22 November 2019)

He kōrero nā Gerard Hutching, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015