Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Oystercatchers :: Pied Oystercatcher
Pied Oystercatcher Haematopus longirostris
Described by: Vieillot (1817)
Alternate common name(s): Australian Oystercatcher, Australian Pied Oystercatcher, White-breasted Oystercatcher, Seapie, Red-bill
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors
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RangeSe. Moluccas, s. New Guinea, and Australia;
Single large population with small isolated populations;
Se. Moluccas (Aru Is., Kai Is., and Watubela Is.), and is. in the Torres Strait, locally in s. New Guinea e. to Orangerie Bay (breeding status uncertain), Louisiade Archipelago (Misima, vagrant?), Australia (sw. Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria (Corner Inlet), se. South Australia (Coorong) from the w. coast of the Eyre Peninsula to Bass Strait islands (King Is., Flinders Is.) and Tasmania (Furneaux Is., Derwent River estuary, Pittwater).
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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