Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Oystercatchers :: South Island Oystercatcher

South Island Oystercatcher Haematopus finschi

Described by: Martens (1897)
Alternate common name(s): South Island Pied Oystercatcher, Southern Oystercatcher
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Haast, South Island, New Zealand - Oct 7, 2004 © Jan Hartog 
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New Zealand;
Breeds in interior of South Island mainly e. of the Southern Alps.
Winters along coasts of North Island (n. from Waikare Inlet to North Cape, Whangarei, Kaipara, Manukau Harbors, and Firth of Thames, Tauranga Harbor, Kawhia Harbor, and Raglan Harbor), n. and e. South Island (Golden Bay, Tasman Bay), and Stewart Is. (Paterson Inlet).


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


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