African Black Oystercatcher - (Roberts 244)
- Author: Jeanette du Toit
- Friday, 03 March 2017
Botanical NameHaematopus moquini
The African Black Oystercatcher is a marine bird that is endemic to South Africa and Namibia and slightly larger than European Oystercatcher. They are large black birds with a striking orange/red bill, eyes and legs. It's call is a loud piping sound. Normally there are some present at the Kleinrivier Lagoon hide - but more often it is seen on rocky and sandy shores - less often coastal lagoons.
Photo Above: African Black Oystercatchers at Robberg Nature Reserve
Photo Credit: © Anton Odendal