- Podilymbus podiceps
- Loons & Grebes
The Pied Oystercatcher is a species of wading bird found in Australia. They are sometimes known as Australian Pied Oystercatchers.
Though they are called Oystercatchers, these birds typically eat a variety of marine invertebrates which does not include oysters. They feed mainly on bivalve mollusks.
The native range for the Pied Oystercatcher is rather large and the species has a conservation status of Least Concern, as of March 2014, according to the IUCN Red List.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 21 March 2014|
|Scientific Name||Haematopus longirostris|
|Birdorable Family||Plovers & Shorebirds|
(as of 28 January 2017)
19 to 20 inches
14.5 to 27.6 ounces