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Chatham Island oystercatcher

(Haematopus chathamensis)

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Description

The Chatham oystercatcher has distinctive black and white plumage and a long,thick orange-red beak.The head,neck,breast,back,wings and tail are black.The lower underparts are white with an unclear demarcation on the breast.The irises are yellow and the eyes have orange orbital rings.The short,thick legs are pink.Adults are about 48 centimetres (19 in) in length

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Aves
Order:Charadriiformes
Family:Haematopodidae
Genus:Haematopus
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