AFRICAN BLACK OYSTERCATCHER

(Haematopus moquini)

Also known as African Oystercatcher

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Roberts VI / VII 244 / 274
Clements 2000 55.0050
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 51-6

 

A medium sized bird (about 41 cm) endemic to southern Africa. It is a locally common resident found along the coast of Namibia and the Cape. It is found in pairs or small groups along rocky and sandy shores.
 The food is mainly mussels and limpets.

 

List of Stamps showing African Black Oystercatcher

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

South Africa     2009 Int Letter (R5.40)