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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.
A large wader which is a resident breeder on the rocky coasts and islands of southern Africa.
This oystercatcher has a population of less than 5,000 adults