Water & Shore birdHaematopus longirostris

Pied Oystercatcher at Tura Beach, NSW

Haematopus longirostris at Tura Beach, NSW - 28 Sep 2016

Identification history

Water & Shore bird Haematopus longirostris 30 Sep 2016 LizAllenBulk Reporter - LizAllen has reported over 100 sightings! Confirmed

3 comments

skye wrote:
   9 Oct 2016
I have observed several Pied oystercatchers at Wallagoot over last few years. One with yellow tag PA on R leg. When I saw it in mid september it appeared to have lost its Left foot, leaving an interesting pattern of prints to follow.
There are also currently a pair of pieds looking after 2eggs in a scrape at Bournda. They nested in this area last year as well, where they ended up abandoning 1 egg, on their 2nd attempt to breed.
Can anyone tell me how long they incubate their eggs for please? they have been there about 2 weeks now.
LeoBulk Reporter - Leo has reported over 100 sightings! wrote:
   9 Oct 2016
Incubation time is typically 26 days.
Let's hope they are successful this year.
   9 Oct 2016
The pied oystercatcher nest was still there last Thursday and it is possible the hooded plovers may start nesting at Nth Tura Beach as there were a number of nest scrapings there last week.

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Sighting information

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  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Rare Native
  • Local Native
  • Non-local Native
  • Exotic
  • Noxious Pest
  • Locally Extinct

Haematopus longirostris locations

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