This Australian species is easily recognized by the characteristic 5–8 cm long orange-red beak, slender pink legs and black and white plumage. With the wings extended, a white wing-stripe is also visible. The male and female show little differentiation, except that the males generally sport a shorter, wider beak.
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What habitats does Haematopus longirostris live in?
Sandy and rocky coastlines
What is the distribution of Haematopus longirostris?
Mainland Australian and Tasmanian coasts
How big does Haematopus longirostris grow?
Body up to 52 cm long
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