Body black, legs pink, bill red-orange. Red ring around eye. Body up to 48 cm long.
Sooty Oystercatchers are usually seen in pairs, but form flocks in the non-breeding season, from January to August.
Rocky coastal areas and islands, sometimes intertidal mudflats.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Near Threatened
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Least Concern