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Pied Oystercatcher

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About the Pied Oystercatcher

Also known as: Australian Pied Oystercatcher, Northern Pied Oystercatcher

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.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 21 March 2014
Scientific Name Haematopus longirostris
  • Charadriiformes
  • Haematopodidae
  • Haematopus
  • H. longirostris
Birdorable Family Plovers & Shorebirds
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 29 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
19 to 20 inches
14.5 to 27.6 ounces

International Names

  • 澳洲斑蛎鹬 (Chinese)
  • ústřičník dlouhozobý (Czech)
  • Australsk Strandskade (Danish)
  • Australische Bonte Scholekster (Dutch)
  • australianmeriharakka (Finnish)
  • Huîtrier à long bec (French)
  • Australien Austernfischer (German)
  • Beccaccia di maree orientale (Italian)
  • オアストラリアミヤコドリ [oasutorariamiyakodori] (Japanese)
  • Australtjeld (Norwegian)
  • ostrygojad dlugodzioby (Polish)
  • Австралийский пегий кулик-сорока (Russian)
  • Ostrero Pío Australiano (Spanish)
  • Australisk strandskata (Swedish)