Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Oystercatchers :: Sooty Oystercatcher

Sooty Oystercatcher Haematopus fuliginosus

Described by: Gould (1845)
Alternate common name(s): Spectacled Oystercatcher
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia - Feb, 2003 © Tom Tarrant  Lady Elliot Island, Queensland, Australia - Mar, 2004 © Tom Tarrant  Grafton, New South Wales, Australia - 2000 © Hans&Judy Beste  Hasties Point, New South Wales, Australia - Sep, 2004 © Hans&Judy Beste  Hamelin Bay, Western Australia, Australia - Aug 26, 2006 © Jean-Philippe Paris 
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(1) Coasts of nc. and ne. Australia (Northern Territory from the Gulf of Carpentaria to Cape York Peninsula, Queensland).
(2) Coasts of Australia (Western Australia, s. Queensland, New South Wales (Wollongong Lighthouse and s. of this location including Kiama Blowhole), Victoria, se. South Australia) and Tasmania (Cloudy Bay on Bruny Island).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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