Variable oystercatcher / tōrea pango — bird and egg. Eggs bigger than a hen’s egg; birds smaller than a hen. (Bird weight 720 grams — 25.4 ounces.) 🐦

Some birds reach 30+ years of age.

highly aggressive towards people close to nests or chicks … undertake distraction displays

Egg as long as my fingers. Black bird with orange bill and long legs: Variable Oystercatcher.

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