all-black plumage; red bill, eye-ring, legs, feet (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

African Oystercatcher
Haematopus moquini

Native Range: Africa

Notes: the only all-black oystercatcher in its native range (the Eurasian Oystercatcher does winter in Africa but shows much white in its plumage and thus is easily distinguished from the African Oystercatcher).

inhabits rocky shorelines and eats oysters (South Africa; 2007-06-30)
all-black plumage in flight too (South Africa; 2007-06-30)