Kōrero: Wading birds

Variable oystercatcher chick

Variable oystercatcher chick

The nests of variable oystercatchers are on sand or gravel beaches, often not far above the high-tide line. The colour and fleck of the chick’s down serve as camouflage. The chicks start moving about a day or two after hatching, but are fed by their parents for the first three weeks.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10045659

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Gerard Hutching, 'Wading birds - Oystercatchers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/9154/variable-oystercatcher-chick (accessed 23 November 2019)

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