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The variable oystercatcher is a familiar stocky coastal bird with a long, bright orange bill, found around much of New Zealand. They are often seen in pairs probing busily for shellfish along beaches or in estuaries. The variable oystercatcher is a large heavily-built shorebird. Adults have black upperparts, their underparts vary from all black, through a range of ‘smudgy’ intermediate states to white. They have a conspicuous long bright orange bill (longer in females), and stout coral-pink legs. The iris is red and eye-ring orange. http://nzbirdsonline.org.nz/species/variable-oystercatcher Bird Black Bird Brighton NZ Clear Sky Day Orange Bill Outdoors Oystercatcher Pink Legs Sky