Protecting its nest, http://www.xeno-canto.org/183188
Photos of a pair of SIPO defending their nest among the braided channels of Deep Creek near the Rangitata River. In all several nesting pair of SIPO were seen along with dotterels, black-fronted tern, and black-billed gull.
A SIPO out for a Sunday stroll at The Spit, ChCh.
The oystercatchers are a group of waders forming the family Haematopodidae, which has a single genus, Haematopus. They are found on coasts worldwide apart from the polar regions and some tropical regions of Africa and South East Asia. The exception to this is the Eurasian Oystercatcher and the South Island Oystercatcher, both of which breed inland, far inland in some cases. In the past there has been a great deal of confusion as to the species...