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10 photos of incredible birds from South Africa’s Western Cape

African Black Oystercatcher

We spotted these birds in a bay that also held terns, gulls, cormorants, plovers, and sandpipers. The oystercatcher is a Near Threatened species, numbering more than 6,000 adults. They live on the coasts and off-shore islands of southern Africa.

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Matt Mendenhall

Matt Mendenhall

Matt Mendenhall is the editor of BirdWatching magazine and You can reach him at [email protected].

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