South Island Pied Oystercatcher SEQ.

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Subject: South Island Pied Oystercatcher SEQ.
From: robert burgoyne <>
Date: Wed, 11 May 2011 19:12:58 +1030

> Paul's images are up here:
> SIPO cannot be reliably identified on rump pattern alone.SIPO cannot be 
> reliably identified based on wing bar extent.
> The only way to reliably identify SIPO is on a range of characteristics, 
> combined with structure and build. The species is:
> Significantly smaller than Pied Oystercatcher.Is relatively dumpy-looking, on 
> account of it having relatively short legs and long bill.

Thanks Paul, caught up with the SIPO this morning 11/05 at 7.00am on a falling 
tide as I left for my return to the Alice and Darwin, with some birding through 
NSW / Vic on the way.  
Rob Burgoyne

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