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African black oystercatcher

(Haematopus moquini)

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Description

The African oystercatcher or African black oystercatcher (Haematopus moquini),is a large charismatic wader resident to the mainland coasts and offshore islands of southern Africa.This near-threatened oystercatcher has a population of over 6,000 adults,which breed between November and April.The scientific name moquini commemorates the French naturalist Alfred Moquin-Tandon who discovered and named this species before Bonaparte.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Aves
Order:Charadriiformes
Family:Haematopodidae
Genus:Haematopus
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