ML 2927

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Variable Oystercatcher -- Haematopus unicolor More
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William V Ward
James Crawford
25 Oct 1967 at 17:10

    Geography
  • New Zealand
    Locality
  • South Island; Abel Tasman National Park; Awaroa Bay
    Latitude/Longitude
  • -40.8666667   173.0333333
    Elevation
  • 3 meters
    Habitats
  • Bay/Harbor
    Channels
  • Mono
    Sampling Rate
    Bit Depth
    Recorders
  • MAGNEMITE 610E
    Microphones
  • Altec 688A
    Accessories
  • Parabola 101.6cm/25.4cm (40in/10in)
    Equipment Note

NOTES: A SANDSPIT BETWEEN THE OCEAN (TASMAN BAY) AND THE MOUTH OF THE AWAROA RIVER. AN APPARENTLY PRE-BREEDING PAIR. WARNING CALL: 'PEET PEET PEET' CONTINUALLY REPEATED--OCCASIONALLY TRILLED TOGETHER. H. U. UNICOLOR. THESE BIRDS WERE DEFINITELY BLACK 1 MALE(S); 1 FEMALE(S) ALL OVER, OF LARGER SIZE THAN THE PIED (FINSCHI) OR THE NORTHERN VARIABLE (REISCHEKI) OYSTERCATCHER.

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