General Description

Body black, legs pink, bill red-orange. Red ring around eye. Body up to 48 cm long.


Sooty Oystercatchers are usually seen in pairs, but form flocks in the non-breeding season, from January to August. They eat molluscs, worms, jellyfish, crustaceans and echinoderms.


Mainland Australian and Tasmanian coasts.


Rocky coastal areas and islands, sometimes intertidal mudflats.

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