African Oystercatcher

Haematopus moquini - Huîtrier de Moquin

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Charadriiformes

  • Family
    :

    Haematopodidés

  • Genus
    :

    Haematopus

  • Species
    :

    moquini

Descriptor

Bonaparte, 1856

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 45 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 582 à 800 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

African Oystercatcher (Haematopus moquini) is a species of bird in the Haematopodidae family.

Subspecific information monotypic species

Foreign names

  • Huîtrier de Moquin,
  • Ostrero Negro Africano,
  • Ostraceiro-preto-africano,
  • Schwarzer Austernfischer,
  • szerecsen-csigaforgató,
  • Afrikaanse Zwarte Scholekster,
  • Beccaccia di mare africana,
  • Kapstrandskata,
  • Kappsvarttjeld,
  • lastúrničiar havraní,
  • ústřičník jihoafrický,
  • Afrikansk Strandskade,
  • afrikanmeriharakka,
  • Swarttobie,
  • garsa de mar negra africana,
  • Eyjatjaldur,
  • ostrygojad afrykański,
  • Африканский чёрный кулик-сорока,
  • アフリカクロミヤコドリ,
  • 非洲黑蛎鹬,
  • 非洲蠣鴴,

Voice song and cries

Huîtrier de Moquin
adult

Habitat

Marine Intertidal : Rocky Shoreline, Sandy Shoreline and/or Beaches, Sand Bars, Spits, Etc, Shingle and/or Pebble Shoreline and/or Beaches, Tidepools ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Sea Cliffs and Rocky Offshore Islands

Geographic range

Illustration

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