Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Common name - African Black Oystercatcher, Swarttobie, (Roberts 244)
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Description It is slightly larger than European Oystercatcher with all black plumage, red eyes, bill 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 vleis and lagoons.
Red data book status globally (and in S Africa): Near-threatened.
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