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Variable Oystercatcher – Stewart Island, New Zealand

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Location:

Stewart Island, New Zealand
Oceania

Contributors:

Bridget Ehrman-Solberg
Jesse Marks
Jonah Marks


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Oystercatchers are a group of wading birds found all over the world, but the Variable Oystercatcher is a species that is endemic to New Zealand. These beautiful birds have mostly black plumage, a long red beak and are sometimes referred to as ‘red bills’. This recording comes from Stewart Island where the birds are unique because they are all completely black.

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Stewart Island, New Zealand