(Vieillot & Oudart 1825)
Haematopus – Latin; haematopus bloodfoot – from the Greek; haima blood; pous foot
ater– Latin; ater black, dark, dull black.
Blackish Oystercatcher Fact File
Distribution: West coasts of South America from northern Peru south through Chile to Tierra del Fuego and then north along the Atlantic coast to south-central Argentina and Falkland Islands (Las Malvinas).
Conservation Status: Least Concern
Subspecies: None – Monotypic
Current conservation efforts
All photographs taken by Elis Simpson – Wader Quest