AFRICAN BLACK OYSTERCATCHER
Haematopus moquini

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The African form of the all-black group, found on coasts of Namibia and South Africa. Nesting colonially, it is relatively scarce, less than five thousand adults are thought to remain. A very similar species, Canarian Black, used to occur on the Canary Islands but is now almost certainly extinct, having not been seen since 1932.

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