Kōrero: Wading birds

Chatham Island oystercatchers

Chatham Island oystercatchers

This pair of Chatham Island oystercatchers has a story to tell. They represent one of just 84 breeding pairs in 2004, but this number was a big improvement on the previous three decades. Efforts to control predators, in particular cats, and to restore their breeding sites have paid off, leading to a steady climb in numbers. Chatham Island oystercatchers have larger feet than the other New Zealand oystercatchers, possibly because they live on rough, rocky terrain.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10047189
Photograph by Don Merton

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Gerard Hutching, 'Wading birds - Oystercatchers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/9155/chatham-island-oystercatchers (accessed 18 November 2019)

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