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Biodiversity > Birds > Rare visitors and vagrants

South Island Pied oystercatcher

Vagrant. Eight records.

One seen by Norman Fenton in July and August 1950 (McKean & Hindwood 1965). One seen by Dean Retmock from 24 August 1969 to 6 September 1969 (K.A. Hindwood papers, ML). One seen by Eric Wheeler near the Airstrip on 23 March 1996 and Julian Bielewicz the following month (Morris & Burton 1999; Birding-Aus data). One seen by John Duranti and John MacLennan in February–March 1997 (Morris 2000). One seen by Lisa Menke on 19 September 1998 (L. Menke pers. comm.) September 2008; March 2010; July 22 to August 8 2012 (Hutton).


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