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Oystercatcher (Chatham Island)

Haematopus chathamenis
Oystercatcher (Chatham Island)

Range

They are found on New Zealand.

Habitat

They live on sandy and rocky ocean shorelines.

Body Traits

They are black and white with a long, pointed, orange bill, orange eyes and feet. They are about 18 inches long.

Habits

They are wading birds. Introduced predators like weasels (stouts), possums and rats have brought the bird to the edge of extinction. They are extremely endangered.

Diet

They eat clams, oysters, worms and small ocean animals.

Reproduction

They scrape a nest on the shore in rocky or sandy areas, sometimes in low bushes.

Oystercatcher (Chatham Island)

Classification

Domain:    Eukarya
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vetebrata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Haematopodidae
Genus: Haematopus
Species: H. chathamensis

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