Worldwide, oystercatchers come in "black" and "pied" (black and white) varieties. Regardless of geographic location, black oystercatchers can be found on rocky coasts while pied oystercatchers are found on beaches. Both kinds are found in New Zealand. This variable oystercatcher - and member of the black oystercatcher brethren - is right at home in this rocky coast environment.
Kaikoura, New Zealand