Story: Wading birds

Banding a Chatham Island oystercatcher

Banding a Chatham Island oystercatcher

To help the highly endangered Chatham Island oystercatchers increase their numbers, Department of Conservation staff monitor individual birds and their nests. Bands of different colour are about to be placed on each leg of this bird, so it can be identified.

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Gerard Hutching, 'Wading birds - Oystercatchers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/9156/banding-a-chatham-island-oystercatcher (accessed 7 August 2020)

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