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Black Oystercatcher

Haematopus moquini

Description:

The African Black Oystercatcher is a large and noisy plover-like bird, with completely black plumage, red legs and a strong broad red bill used for smashing or prying open molluscs such as mussels, or for finding earthworms.

Habitat:

A large wader which is a resident breeder on the rocky coasts and islands of southern Africa.

Notes:

This oystercatcher has a population of less than 5,000 adults

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1 Comment

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 8 years ago

Hi Clara,
Could you add this African Oystercatcher to the Endangered Species of the World mission?
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1399...
Thanks!

ClaraCorreia
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ClaraCorreia

Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Jun 27, 2011
Submitted on Jun 27, 2011

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