African Oystercatcher Haematopus moquini
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Family: Haematopodidae (Oystercatchers)

Authority: Bonaparte, 1856

Red List Category

Criteria: C1

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Near Threatened owing to its small population and hence almost qualifies for Vulnerable under criterion C1. The population trend was unknown but it may now be thought to be in a state of growth and so the species may qualify for downlisting to Least Concern in the future.

Population size: 4450

Population trend: Increasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1,690,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Land-mass type - continent
Land-mass type - shelf island
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Haematopus moquini. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/11/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/11/2017.