I have posted images of Sooty Oystercatchers before, but they are such a splendid bird I feel obligated to post some more!
This species of oystercatcher is called Haematopus fuliginosus and it is closely related to the other oystercatcher that can be seen around the world. These pictures were taken on the typical rocky shore environment that they seem to prefer.
This wonderful section of beach is near Coles Bay on the Freycinet Peninsula in Tasmania - if you get a chance you should go there!
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