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African Oystercatcher

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Also known as Follow link Alternate name
Haematopus moquini Scientific name
Charadriiformes Order
Haematopodidae Family
 42 - 45 cm Length
Marine intertidal, Sea Cliffs, rocky offshore Islands & beeches, tidepools. Between . Between Range follow link Habitat
(1-2)3 Greenish/buff with dark spots & scrolls eggs, laid in a scrape.  Incubation 27 to 39 days  by both parents. Fledging 35 to 40 days. Clutch
Arthropods, worms, beetles, larvae & crustaceans. Food  
3075 - TSN: 560353 - Sub-species World Number
Near Threatened Status

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African Oystercatcher Alan Collett Groot Brak Rivier estuary, Southern Cape South Africa call XC80689

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AKA:- Afrikaans: Oystercatcher Swarttobie, Swarttobie
Czech: ústřičník jihoafrický
Danish: Afrikansk Strandskade
German: Schwarzer Austernfischer
English: African Black Oystercatcher, African Oystercatcher, Black Oystercatcher, Canary Oystercatcher
Spanish: Ostrero Negro Africano
Estonian: aafrika mustmerisk
Finnish: afrikanmeriharakka
French: Huîtrier de Moquin, Huîtrier noir
Hebrew: שלצדף שחור
Icelandic: Eyjatjaldur
Italian: Beccaccia di mare africana
Japanese: afurikamiyakodori
Japanese: アフリカミヤコドリ
Latin: Haematopus moquini, Haematopus moquini moquini
Lithuanian: Juodoji jūréarkė
Dutch: Afrikaanse Zwarte Scholekster
Norwegian: Kappsvarttjeld
Polish: ostrygojad afrykanski, ostrygojad afrykański
Portuguese: Ostraceiro-preto-africano
Russian: Африканский кулик-сорока
Slovak: lastúrniciar havraní, Lastúrničiar havraní
Swedish: Kapstrandskata, Svart strandskata
Turkish: kara poyrazkuşu
Chinese: 非洲黑蛎鹬


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Haematopus [moquini or meadewaldoi]
Haematopus moquini
Haematopus meadewaldoi
Haematopus moquini meadewaldoi

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