Re: Strange Oystercatcher

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Subject: Re: Strange Oystercatcher
From: "Robert Inglis" <>
Date: Fri, 2 Apr 2004 06:42:26 +1000
On Wed, 31 Mar 2004 01:14:05 +0000, David Torr asked:

"About a week ago (24th) I saw a strange Oystercatcher at Lauderdale (Tas). It 
looked very much like
a Pied Oystercatcher EXCEPT that it had extensive white patches on the back. It 
was at about the
limit of my scope's range so I can't be any more precise - anyone any clues???"

I wonder if it looked anything like this one:

I have been observing and photographing this Pied Oystercatcher for at least 
three years now.
I wonder if David is simply seeing a Pied Oystercatcher with aberrant plumage 
like this one.

Bob Inglis
Woody Point

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