|The species Canary Islands Oystercatcher is extinct.
- Haematopus meadewaldoi
Alternative name: Canarian Oystercatcher
43 cm, all black with red eye and orange eye-ring and bill. Looks likeH. moquini but has shorter wings and longer bill.
Status: almost certainly extinct, last record in 1913 altough there was a record of 2 birds in 1965.
The single egg was laid in a scrape on the beach. It was a dull brownish grey with black, dark brown, and dark purplish splotches. Incubation took about 30 days with the young fledging about 35 days later.
The diet included invertebrates.
- Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Canary Islands Oystercatcher. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 4 October 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Canary_Islands_Oystercatcher
GSearch checked for 2020 platform.