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African Black Oystercatcher (Haematopus moquini)

Port of East London, South Africa.

 

The African Black Oystercatcher has completely black plumage, red legs and a strong broad red bill.

 

This bird is usually located on or near rocky shores. It feeds on mussels and limpets. It is adapted to pry open mussels and loosen limpets off the rocks, and sometimes picking through sand to locate other food items.

 

It is a resident to the mainland coasts and offshore islands of southern Africa.

 

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Taken on December 14, 2017