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sooty oystercatcher

sooty oystercatcher in shallow water at beach

Sooty oystercatcher IMG 6528 - With its bright red beak, red eyes, and red legs, the sooty oystercatcher, which has the scientific name of Haematopus fuliginosus, is very distinctive. This bird was wading in the shallow water at the beach at the popular holiday and tourist destination of Streaky Bay on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia.

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