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Rynchopidae

African skimmer

Rynchops flavirostris Photo by Aleix Comas (Internet Bird Collection) Common name:African skimmer (en); talha-mar-africano (pt); bec-en-ciseaux d’Afrique (fr); rayador africano (es); braunmantel-scherenschnabel (de)Taxonomy:Order CharadriiformesFamily RynchopidaeRange:This species is found in most rivers and lakes in sub-Saharan Africa, from southern Mauritania, southern Mali, Chad and southern Egypt south to northern Namibia, Zimbabwe and southern Mozambique.Size:These birds are […]