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 7 April 2020)
  • 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 (汉语) 澳洲斑蛎鹬
Czech (Cesky) ústřičník dlouhozobý
Danish (Dansk) Australsk Strandskade
Dutch (Nederlands) Australische Bonte Scholekster
Finnish (Suomi) australianmeriharakka
French (Français) Huîtrier à long bec
German (Deutsch) Australien Austernfischer
Italian (Italiano) Beccaccia di maree orientale
Japanese (日本語) オアストラリアミヤコドリ [oasutorariamiyakodori]
Norwegian (Norsk) Australtjeld
Polish (Polski) ostrygojad dlugodzioby
Russian (русский язык) Австралийский пегий кулик-сорока
Spanish (Español) Ostrero Pío Australiano
Swedish (Svenska) Australisk strandskata
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