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Variable Oystercatcher – Stewart Island, New Zealand

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Stewart Island, New Zealand


Bridget Ehrman-Solberg
Jesse Marks
Jonah Marks

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.

Stewart Island, New Zealand