Story: 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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Gerard Hutching, 'Wading birds - Oystercatchers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/9150/south-island-pied-oystercatchers (accessed 29 January 2020)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015