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Oystercatchers

(Family Haematopodidae)

Both the Australian Pied Oystercatcher Haematopus longirostris and Sooty Oystercatcher H. fuliginosus are endemic to Australia. The only other species recorded in Australia is the vagrant South Island Pied Oystercatcher H. finschi, from New Zealand. All species have orange-red legs and a long straight orange-red bill.

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