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African Oystercatcher

Haematopus moquini Bonaparte, 1856

The African oystercatcher or African black oystercatcher, is a large charismatic wader resident to the mainland coasts and offshore islands of southern Africa. This near-threatened oystercatcher has a population of over 6,000 adults, which breed between November and April. The scientific name moquini commemorates the French naturalist Alfred Moquin-Tandon who discovered and named this species before Bonaparte. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Charadriiformes
Family:
  Haematopodidae
Genus:
   Haematopus
Scientific:
  Haematopus moquini


Original description

Citation:
  Bonaparte, 1856

Reference:
  Compt.Rend. p.1020

Protonym:
  Haematopus moquini

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/1211556


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  C078081EB45D895F

Avibase ID:
  avibase-C078081E

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/C078081E


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 560353

Geographic range:

  • Haematopus moquini: Coasts of s Africa (n Namibia to e Cape Province)
English:
African Oystercatcher
Catalan:
Garsa de mar negra africana
Czech:
ústřičník jihoafrický
Danish:
Afrikansk Strandskade
German:
Kapausternfischer
Spanish:
Ostrero Negro Africano
Spanish (Spain):
Ostrero Negro Africano
Finnish:
afrikanmeriharakka
French:
Huîtrier de Moquin
Croatian:
afrički oštrigar
Hungarian:
szerecsen-csigaforgató
Icelandic:
Tinnutjaldur
Italian:
Beccaccia di mare africana
Japanese (romaji):
afurikakuromiyakodori
Japanese:
アフリカクロミヤコドリ
Lithuanian:
Juodoji afrikinė jūršarkė
Dutch:
Afrikaanse Zwarte Scholekster
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Kappsvarttjeld
Norwegian:
Kappsvarttjeld
Polish:
ostrygojad afrykański
Portuguese:
Ostraceiro-preto-africano
Russian:
Африканский кулик-сорока
Slovak:
lastúrničiar havraní
Serbian:
Afrički ostrigar
Swedish:
kapstrandskata
Ukrainian:
Кулик-сорока африканський
Chinese:
非洲黑蛎鹬
Chinese (Traditional):
非洲蠣鴴


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
African Black Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini)
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
African Black Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
African Black Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini)
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
African Black Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini)
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
African Black Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
African Black Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Huîtrier de Moquin ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Huîtrier de Moquin ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
African Black Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
African Black Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
African Black Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
African Black Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
African Black Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
African Black Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
African Black Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
African Black Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
African Black Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
African Black Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
African Black Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
African Black Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Haematopus ostralegus moquini [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Haematopus ostralegus moquini [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
African Oystercatcher ( Haematopus moquini) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Haematopus moquini [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Haematopus moquini [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Haematopus [moquini or meadewaldoi] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Oystercatcher Swarttobie, Swarttobie, Swarttobie (Swartoestervanger)
Azerbaijani: Afrika qara sağsağanı alacüllütü
Belarusian: Афрыканскі крывок
Bulgarian: Африкански стридояд
Bengali: িঅচিকান চঝনুকভায
Bengali (transliteration): āphrikāna jhinukamāra*
Breton: Morbig zu Afrika
Catalan: Garsa de mar negra africana
Czech: ústřičník jihoafrický
Welsh: Pioden fôr ddu Affrica
Danish: Afrikansk Strandskade
German: Kapausternfischer, Schwarzausternfischer, Schwarzer Austernfischer
Greek: Αφρικαvικός στρειδoφάγoς
English: African Black Oystercatcher, African Oystercatcher, Black Oystercatcher, Canary Oystercatcher
English, HBW: African Oystercatcher
English (IOC): African Oystercatcher
English (United States): African Oystercatcher
English (South Africa): African Black Oystercatcher
Esperanto: Afrika nigra hematopo, Nigra hematopo
Spanish: Ostrero Negro Africano
Spanish (Spain): Ostrero Negro Africano
Spanish (HBW): African Oystercatcher
Estonian: aafrika mustmerisk
Finnish: afrikanmeriharakka
French: Huîtrier de Moquin, Huîtrier noir
Frisian: Afrikaanske swarte strânljip
Irish: Roilleach dubh Afracach
Galician: Lampareiro negro africano
Hebrew: שלצדף אפריקני, שלצדף שחור
Croatian: afrički oštrigar
Hungarian: Fekete csigaforgató, szerecsen-csigaforgató
Icelandic: Eyjatjaldur, Tinnutjaldur
Italian: Beccaccia di mare africana, Beccaccia di mare nera africana
Japanese (romaji): afurikakuromiyakodori, afurikamiyakodori
Japanese: アフリカクロミヤコドリ, アフリカミヤコドリ
Kirghiz: Африка кара сагызганчулдугу
Scientific: Haematopus moquini, Haematopus moquini moquini, Haematopus ostralegus moquini
Lithuanian: Juodoji afrikinė jūršarkė, Juodoji jūršarkė
Latvian: Dienvidāfrikas jūras žagata
Dutch: Afrikaanse Zwarte Scholekster
Norwegian Nynorsk: Kappsvarttjeld
Norwegian: Kappsvarttjeld
Polish: ostrygojad afrykanski, ostrygojad afrykański
Portuguese: Ostraceiro-preto, Ostraceiro-preto-africano
Portuguese (Portugal): Ostraceiro-preto, ostraceiro-preto-africano
Rhaeto-Romance: Austrel nair african
Romanian: Scoicar negru african
Russian: Африканский кулик-сорока, Африканский чёрный кулик-сорока
Northern Sami: Afrihkáčáhppescagán
Slovak: Lastúrničiar havraní
Slovenian: Črna školjkarica
Serbian: Afrički ostrigar
Swedish: Kapstrandskata, Svart strandskata
Turkish: Afrika poyrazkuşu, kara poyrazkuşu
Ukrainian: Кулик-сорока африканський
Chinese: 非洲黑蛎鹬
Chinese (Traditional): 非洲蠣鴴

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