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Sooty oystercatcher - Haematopus fuliginosus Feeding amongst barnacles at low tide Australia,Geotagged,Haematopus fuliginosus,Sooty oystercatcher,Winter Click/tap to enlarge

Sooty oystercatcher - Haematopus fuliginosus

Feeding amongst barnacles at low tide

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The sooty oystercatcher is a species of oystercatcher. It is a wading bird endemic to Australia and commonly found on its coastline. It prefers rocky coastlines, but will occasionally live in estuaries. All of its feathers are black. It has a red eye, eye ring and bill, and pink legs.

Similar species: Waders, Gulls, Auks, Etc.
Species identified by Ernst
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Uploaded Apr 2, 2021. Captured Jul 27, 2019 12:48 in 1 Cliff St, The Hill NSW 2300, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 650D
  • f/7.1
  • 1/395s
  • ISO800
  • 500mm