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Final Warning...Don't Come Any Closer... - Oyster Catcher - NZ by AndreaEL

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Final Warning…Don’t Come Any Closer… – Oyster Catcher

The Variable Oystercatcher (Haematopus unicolor) is a species of wader in the Haematopodidae family. It is endemic to New Zealand. The Maori name is torea-pango. They are also known as ‘red bills’ . They feed on molluscs, crabs and marine worms. After heavy rain, they sometimes go inland in search of earthworms. They can open a shellfish by either hammering a hole in it or getting the bill between the two shells (of a bivalve) and twisting them apart. They breed in North Island, South Island, Stewart Island, and Chatham Islands. They do not breed inland or beside rivers. One amazing fact about this oystercatcher in particular is that it is the only oystercatcher that is polymorphic. Polymorphic meaning it has different genetic variants. This oystercatcher’s plumage can range in colour from pied to black. They are most often all black, but upon close inspection you will notice white specks on the underbelly, and white plumage under the wings. The variable oystercatcher feeds mostly on molluscs, worms, crabs and small sea insects. They are found all over New Zealand, except the outlying islands. The variable oystercatcher inhabits mainly the sandy or rocky coastlines and establishes this as its own territory. This species of bird is endemic to New Zealand, meaning it is not found anywhere else in the world. They are also considered to be a threatened species. We came across a pair of Oyster catchers nesting, they were not very happy, but it was worth a few shots…
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My fascination with birds began as a child and almost 50 years down the track my love for our feathered friends has not diminished. Once we moved to Tranquillity (our little country retreat) my passion for birds, all nature and wildlife became a digital reality through the lens of my camera.

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  • lynn carter
    lynn carterabout 3 years ago

    l won’t that beak looks deadly xx

  • You would be amazed at how close I got.. Thanks Lynn

    – AndreaEL

  • Warren. A. Williams
    Warren. A. Wil...about 3 years ago

    Nice one.

  • Warren, your lovely kind comment is greatly appreciated, thank you so much.

    – AndreaEL

  • Astrid Ewing Photography
    Astrid Ewing P...about 3 years ago

    Gorgeous bird, beautiful shot!

  • Astrid, your lovely kind comment is greatly appreciated, thank you so much.

    – AndreaEL

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallabout 3 years ago

    Oooh!! I won’t! A lovely pic of a strange bird!

  • Elizabeth, your lovely kind comment is greatly appreciated, thank you so much.

    – AndreaEL

  • John Absher
    John Absherabout 3 years ago

    Nice shot Andrea. Good detail in those blacks AND those eyes!!

  • John, your lovely kind comment is greatly appreciated, thank you so much.

    – AndreaEL

  • geoffgrattan
    geoffgrattanabout 3 years ago

    great photo andrea
    cheers

  • Geoff, your lovely kind comment is greatly appreciated, thank you so much.

    – AndreaEL

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • Thank you Ray

    – AndreaEL

  • Loree McComb
    Loree McCombabout 3 years ago

    WOW – looks like that beak can do some damage. Cool capture

  • Loree, your lovely kind comment is greatly appreciated, thank you so much. I got pretty close they were flying at me… but had to get some shots..

    – AndreaEL

  • swaby
    swabyabout 3 years ago

    I agree what a beak, fantastic capture Andrea!

  • Tina, your lovely kind comment is greatly appreciated, thank you so much.

    – AndreaEL

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture love the detail Andrea

  • Thank you Larry

    – AndreaEL

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