- Haematopus longirostris
48–51 cm (19-20 in)
- Black and white plumage
- Long orange-red beak (5–8 cm)
- Orange eyering
- Red eye
- Pink legs
- White wing-stripe
Sexes similar but males have a shorter, wider beak, white breast and belly.
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Coasts and islands of Australasia.
Sandy coastlines, mudflats, sandbanks, salt marshes, sand dunes and pastures.
They feed almost entirely on bivalve molluscs and other invertebrates
Generally monogamous. Their nests are shallow scrapes. The clutch consists of 2-3 pale brown eggs with darker brown and black blotches and streaks. Both sexes share parenting duties.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Sept 2017)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Pied Oystercatcher. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 4 December 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Pied_Oystercatcher
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