Chatham Oystercatcher

This species is endangered, and has a current population of 310 to 325 birds . The main threat is from introduced predators.

The Chatham Oystercatcher is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

Chatham Oystercatcher Haematopus chathamensis 2009 IUCN Red List Category (as evaluated by BirdLife International - the official Red List Authority for birds for IUCN): Endangered Justification This species is listed as Endangered because it has an extremely small population. It has significantly increased over the last 20 years, probably owing to intensive conservation efforts6. However, even on islands free from mammalian predators, population sizes fluctuate, with numbers on one island undergoing a possible long-term decline. More

The Chatham Oystercatcher Haematopus chathamensis is listed as endangered and the African Oystercatcher Haematopus moquini is near-threatened. Haematopus There are 11 species within this genus. Restricted to North America, the distinct Black Oystercatcher Haematopus bachmani is found along the Pacific rocky coastline. Their range extends from the western Aleutian Islands, south to Baja California. This Black Oystercatcher was photographed at the Point Lobos State Preserve, near Monterey, California. More

Chatham Oystercatcher Haematopus chathamensis = Described by: Hartert (1927) Alternate common name(s): Chatham Islands Oystercatcher, Chatham Island Oystercatcher Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors Photographs No photographs are available for this species Range Chatham Is.; Restricted range; South East Island or Rangatira. More

Chatham Oystercatcher Haematopus chathamensis Endemic Endangered CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae White-headed Stilt Himantopus leucocephalus CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae Masked Lapwing Vanellus miles Pacific Golden-Plover Pluvialis fulva Rare/Accidental Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola Rare/Accidental Double-banded Plover Charadrius bicinctus Shore Plover Thinornis novaeseelandiae Endemic Endangered CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae Chatham Islands Snipe Coenocorypha pusilla Endemic Vulnerable Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia Rare/Accidental Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria More

Chatham Oystercatcher Haematopus chathamensis Sooty Oystercatcher Haematopus fuliginosus family links Haematopodidae - Family account... numbers Number of bird species: 11 useful reading Geographical Variation in Waders - by Meinte Engelmoer and Cees S Roselaar 331 pages, figs, tabs, maps. More

2 Status of Chatham Oystercatcher chathamensis * 4 Habitat * 5 Behaviour * 6 External Links Identification - 48cm. They are variable in colour from completely black to pied. Long orange-red bill and eye, with pink legs. Juvenile is brown black and the bill is brown/black and changes colour from about 3 months. More

Chatham Oystercatcher Haematopus chathamensis Chatham Oystercatcher Haematopus chathamensis Bird Group : Ciconiiformes - Raptors, Procellarids, Penguins, Herons, Plovers, Sandpipers, Jacanas, Thick-knees, Gulls, Storks Bird Family : Charadriidae - Plovers, Dotterels & Lapwings Bird Name : Haematopus chathamensis - Chatham Oystercatcher Red Data Status : Endangered Bird Type : Photographer : Barry Hartley More

Order : Charadriiformes
Family : Haematopodidae
Genus : Haematopus
Species : chathamensis
Authority : Hartert, 1927