Pied Oystercatcher

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.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 21 March 2014
Scientific Name
Haematopus longirostris
  • Charadriiformes
  • Haematopodidae
  • Haematopus
  • H. longirostris
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 30 November 2018)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
19 to 20 inches
14.5 to 27.6 ounces

International Names

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