Photo: Wading Bird Variable Oystercatcher

Completely black and featuring a distinctive bright orange bill, the Variable Oystercatcher is a wading bird endemic to New Zealand. They range in colours from pied to mottled and black, most of the South Island species are completely black.

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Wading Bird Variable Oystercatcher
Photo of a completely black variable oyster catcher, a wading bird found in New Zealand.

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The Variable Oystercatcher is found along the coastline of New Zealand on all three islands - from the tip of the North Island to the bottom of Stewart Island. The Oystercatcher is a wading bird endemic to New Zealand and is constantly busy - on the lookout for food along the beaches and mudflats.

Variable Oyster Catcher, Haematopus unicolor, along the beach at Ocean Bay, Port Underwood, Marlborough District, South Island, New Zealand.

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I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/6.3, exposure time of 1/500 sec. on ISO 400, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 285mm.

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