+64 3 219 1151 tait@sailsashore.co.nz

South Island Pied Oystercarcher … (SIPO)

Torea

Haematopus ostralegus finschi

Less common on Ulva, but seen often around the village and waterfront. Quite a gregarious bird they will often be seen in quite large flocks on the village waterfront waiting patiently for the tide to fall for feeding.  I’ve never seen a nest on Stewart Island, but they were common on my parents inland farm.

Size 130 mm

 

South Island Pied Oystercatchers

 

South Island Pied Oystercatchers

At Rest!!

 

South Island Pied Oystercatchers

 

South Island Pied Oystercatchers

Waiting for the tide to drop to start feeding

South Island Pied Oystercatcher Calls


Sails Ashore, Kowhai Lane & Sails Tours

11 View Street, Stewart Island, 9846 NEW ZEALAND

+64 3 219 1151

Email: tait@sailsashore.co.nz Web: www.sailsashore.co.nz