Oystercatchers (Haematopodidae)

African Black Oystercatcher (Haematopus moquini) - HBW 3, p. 322

French: Huîtrier de Moquin German: Schwarzer Austernfischer Spanish: Ostrero Negro Africano
Other common names: African Oystercatcher, Black Oystercatcher(!)

Taxonomy: Haematopus moquini Bonaparte, 1856, Cape of Good Hope.
Has been considered conspecific with H. meadewaldoi or with H. ostralegus, or both. Monotypic.

Distribution: N Namibia S to Cape of Good Hope and E to E Cape Province, South Africa. Species recorded NE to KwaZulu-Natal and N to 12° S in Angola (Lobito), but only as vagrant.