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African Oystercatcher Haematopus moquini



References

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Bird, J.P., Martin, R., Akçakaya, H.R., Gilroy, J., Burfield, I.J., Garnett, S.G., Symes, A., Taylor, J., ?ekercio?lu, Ç.H. and Butchart, S.H.M. 2020. Generation lengths of the world’s birds and their implications for extinction risk. Conservation Biology 34(5): 1252-1261. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.13486.

Bray, T. C.; Hockey, P. A. R. 2015. Population genetics and demographic inferences in a recovering shorebird, the African Black Oystercatcher Haematopus moquini. Ibis 157: 171-176.

Brown, M., Arendse, B., Mels, B., and Lee, A.T.K. 2019. Bucking the trend: the African Black Oystercatcher as a recent conservation success story. Ostrich 90(4): 327-333.

Calf, K.M. and Underhill, L.G. 2002. Productivity of African black oystercatchers Haematopus moquini on Robben Island, South Africa, in the 2001-2002 breeding season. Wader Study Group Bulletin 99: 45-49.

Calf, K.M. and Underhill, L.G. 2005. Tidal impact on breeding African black oystercatchers on Robben Island, Western Cape, South Africa. Ostrich 76(3-4): 219-221.

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Jeffery, R.G. and Scott, H.A. 2005. Breeding success of African black oystercatchers Haematopus moquini at Cape Agulhas, Western Cape, from 1978/79 to 2001/02. Ostrich 76(1-2): 8-13.

Leseberg, A., Hockey, P.A.R. and Loewenthal, D. 2000. Human disturbance and the chick-rearing ability of African black oystercatchers (Haemotopus moquini): a geographical perspective. Biological Conservation 96: 379-385.

Loewenthal, D.; Paijmans, D. M.; Haupt, P. W.; Hockey, P. A. R. 2015. Trends in African Black Oystercatcher Haematopus moquini populations between the early 1980s and early 2000s, with consideration of the influence of protected habitats and food availability. Ostrich 86(1&2): 9-21.

Rao, A. S.; Hockey, P. A. R.; Montevecchi, W. A. 2014. Coastal dispersal by pre-breeding African Black Oystercatchers Haematopus moquini. Marine Ornithology 42(2): 105-112.

Scott, H. A., Dean, W. R. J. and Watson, L. H. 2012. Diet and habitat use by the African Black Oystercatcher Haematopus moquini in De Hoop Nature Reserve, South Africa. Marine Ornithology 40: 1-10.

Scott, H.A., Dean, W.R.J. and Watson, L.H. 2011. Breeding success and changes in numbers of African Black Oystercatchers Haematopus moquini in relation to habitat quality and protection status. Marine Ornithology 39: 189-199.

Tjørve, K. M. C.; Underhill, L. H. 2008. Breeding phenology of African Black Oystercatchers Haematopus moquini on Robben Island, South Africa. Ostrich 79(2): 141-146.

Underhill, L. 2014. Assessment of the conservation status of African Black Oystercatcher Haematopus moquini. International Wader Studies 20: 97-108.

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Wetlands International. 2002. Waterbird population estimates. Wetlands International, Wageningen, Netherlands.

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Haematopus moquini. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/12/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/12/2022.