African Skimmer

Rynchops flavirostris - Bec-en-ciseaux d'Afrique

Bec-en-ciseaux d'Afrique
♂ adult breeding
Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Charadriiformes

  • Family
    :

    Laridés

  • Genus
    :

    Rynchops

  • Species
    :

    flavirostris

Descriptor

Vieillot, 1816

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 42 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 111 à 204 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

African Skimmer (Rynchops flavirostris) is a species of bird in the Laridae family.

Subspecific information monotypic species

Foreign names

  • Bec-en-ciseaux d'Afrique,
  • Rayador Africano,
  • Bico-de-tesoura-africano,
  • Afrikanischer Scherenschnabel,
  • afrikai ollóscsőrűmadár,
  • Afrikaanse Schaarbek,
  • Becco a forbice africano,
  • Afrikansk saxnäbb,
  • Afrikasaksenebb,
  • zobáľ podivný,
  • zoboun africký,
  • Afrikansk Saksnæb,
  • afrikansaksinokka,
  • Waterploeër,
  • bec de tisora africà,
  • Bakkaskari,
  • brzytwodziób afrykański,
  • Āfrikas smēlējzīriņš,
  • afriški škarjekljun,
  • Африканский водорез,
  • アフリカハサミアジサシ,
  • 非洲剪嘴鸥,
  • 非洲剪嘴鷗,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls), Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands, Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Permanent Saline, Brackish or Alkaline Lakes ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Coastal Brackish/Saline Lagoons/Marine Lakes, Coastal Freshwater Lakes

Geographic range

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