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Canary Islands oystercatcher : ostrero negro canario : Haematopus meadewaldoi

Almost certainly extinct. The last sure record was one killed in 1913 with "a long and rather fortunate shot", in the words of the ornithologist who pulled the trigger. There were several reliable sightings since, between 1969 and 1981. (two from Tenerife and two from Senegal) . Its decline was probably due to overharvesting of shellfish and disturbance by people, although rats and cats have also been blamed.

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alpine accentor - alpine swift - aquatic warbler - arctic skua -arctic tern - Atlantic puffin - Audouin's gull - avocet - azure-winged magpie

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