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PIED OYSTERCATCHER
Australian Pied Oystercatcher (Haematopus longirostris) - The Pied Oystercatcher is black with a white breast and belly. All oystercatchers have a bright orange-red bill, eye-rings and legs and a red eye. Young birds are similar in appearance to the adults, but lack the intense red-orange colours and are brown rather than black. The Pied Oystercatcher is shy of humans and seldom allows close approach. Cairns Esplanade, Far - North Queensland. Australia.