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Haematopus ostralegus meadewaldoi (Bannerman, 1913:33)

Canarian black oystercatcher, Canary Islands oystercatcher; Meade-Waldo’s black oystercatcher

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Haematopus meadewaldoi (Bannerman, 1913:33); Haematopus niger meadewaldoi (Bannerman, 1913:33); Haematopus niger meade-waldoi Bannerman, 1913:33 (original combination)

 

Although now invariably treated as a full species, new DNA sequencing has shown that it is nested within the Eurasian Oystercatcher (H. ostralegus) (Senfeld et al., Accepted). Thus it is either a valid subspecies or a colour morph. I have therefore taken the conservative position that it represents a recently extinct subspecies.

 

Conservation Status

Extinct or invalid

Last record: 1913 (1940's?)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct

 

Distribution

Fuerteventura and Lanzarote (and their offshore islets), Canary Islands, North Africa (Spain politically)

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

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References

Original scientific description:

Bannerman, David Armitage. (1913). Exhibition and description of a new subspecies of oystercatcher (Haematopus niger meade-waldoi) from the Canary Islands. Bull. B. O. C. 31: 33-34.

 

Other references:

Bannerman, David Armitage. (1963). A history of the birds of the Canary Islands and of the Salvages. Edinburgh & London: Oliver & Boyd.

Bannerman, David Armitage. (1969). A probable sight record of a Canarian black oystercatcher. Ibis 111: 257.

Bird, J.P., Martin, R., Akçakaya, H.R., Gilroy, J., Burfield, I.J., Garnett, S.G., Symes, A., Taylor, J., Şekercioğlu, 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.

BirdLife International. (2012). Haematopus meadewaldoi. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. (http://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 08 July 2012.

BirdLife International. 2021. Haematopus meadewaldoi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2021: e.T22693621A205917399. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2021-3.RLTS.T22693621A205917399.en. Accessed on 19 June 2022.

Bolle, C. (1855). Bemerkungen über die Vögel der canarischen Inseln. Schluss. Journal für Ornithologie 3(2): 171-181.

Brooks, T. 2000. Extinct species. In: BirdLife International (ed.), Threatened Birds of the World, pp. 701-708. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, Barcelona and Cambridge, U.K.

Collar, N. J.; Crosby, M. J.; Stattersfield, A. J. 1994. Birds to watch 2: the world list of threatened birds. BirdLife International, Cambridge, U.K.

Collar, Nigel J., Donald, Paul F. and Kirwan, Guy M. (2021). Species, subspecies or morph—what was the Canary Islands Oystercatcher? Ibis 163(4): 1500-1505. https://doi.org/10.1111/ibi.12980

Collar, N. J.; Stuart, S. N. 1985. Threatened birds of Africa and related islands: the ICBP/IUCN Red Data Book. International Council for Bird Preservation, and International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, Cambridge, U.K.

Fontaine, B., Bouchet, P., Van Achterberg, K., Alonso-Zarazaga, M.A., Araujo, R., Asche, M., Aspöck, U. Audisio, P., Aukema, B., Bailly, N., Balsamo, M., Bank, R.A., Barnard, P., Belfiore, C., Bogdanowicz, W., Bongers, T., Boxshall, G., Burckhardt, D., Camicas, J.-L., Chylarecki, P., Crucitti, P., Deharveng,L., Dubois, A., Enghoff, H., Faubel, A., Fochetti, R., Gargominy, O., Gibson, D., Gibson, R., Soledad Gómez López, M., Goujet, D., Harvey, M.S., Heller, K.-G., Van Helsdingen, P., Hoch, H., De Jong, H., De Jong, Y., Karsholt, O., Los, W., Lundqvist, L., Magowski, W., Manconi, R., Martens, J. Massard, J.A., Massard-Geimer, G., Mcinnes, S.J., Mendes, L.F., Mey, E., Michelsen, V., Minelli, A., Nielsen, C., Nieto Nafría, J.M., Van Nieukerken, E.J., Noyes, J., Pape, T., Pohl, H., De Prins, W., Ramos, M., Ricci, C., Roselaar, C., Rota, E., Schmidt-Rhaesa, A., Segers, H., Zur Strassen, R., Szeptycki, A., Thibaud, J.-M., Thomas, A., Timm, T., Van Tol, J., Vervoort, W. and Willmann, R. (2007). The European Union’s 2010 target: Putting rare species in focus. Biological Conservation 139(1-2): 167-185. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2007.06.012

Godman, F. du C. (1872). Notes on the resident and migratory birds of Madeira and the Canaries. Ibis S3(2): 158-177, 209-224.

Hayman, Marchant & Prater. (1986). Shorebirds. London: Croom Helm.

Hockey, P. A. R. (1982). The taxonomic status of the Canary Islands Oystercatcher Haematopus (niger) meadewaldoi. Bull. Brit. Ornithol. Club 102: 77-83.

Hockey, P. A. R. (1987). The influence of coastal utilisation by man on the presumed extinction of the Canarian Black Oystercatcher Haematopus meadewaldoi Bannerman. Biol. Conserv. 39: 49-62.

Hockey, P. A. R. (1996). Family Haematopodidae (Oystercatchers), pp. 308-325. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A. and Sargatal, J. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World, volume 3. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions.

del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 1: Non-passerines. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.

Hume, Julian Pender and Walters, Michael. (2012). Extinct Birds. London: T & AD Poyser.

Lovegrove, R. (1971). B. O. U. Supported Expedition to northeast Canary Islands. Ibis 113(2): 269-272.

de Lozoya, Arturo Valledor. (2013). Ostrero Canario: Historia y biología de la primera especie de la fauna española extinguida por el hombre. Madrid: Organismo Autónomo Parques Nacionales.

Meade-Waldo, E. G. B. (1893). List of the birds observed in the Canary Islands. Ibis 35(2): 185-207.

Senfeld, Tereza et al. (Accepted). Taxonomic status of the extinct Canary Islands Oystercatcher [i]Haematopus meadewaldoi[/i]. Ibis. doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/ibi.12778 [Abstract]

Walters, M., Russell, D. G. D., Steinheimer, F. D. and Quaisser, C. (2007). The eggs of the Canarian (or Meade-Waldo’s) Black Oystercatcher Haematopus meadewaldoi. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 127: 226-227.

https://www.abdn.ac.uk/news/13329/

http://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/7808/canary-islands-oystercatcher

 

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