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Black Skimmer
Rynchops niger Linnaeus, 1758
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Order:
  Charadriiformes
Family:
  Laridae
Genus:
  Rynchops

Scientific:
  Rynchops niger

Citation:
  Linnaeus, 1758

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.138

Protonym:
  Rynchops nigra

Avibase ID:
  88AB027C4DF06D93

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 554447

Geographic range:

  • Rynchops niger niger: Coastal US and Mexico; winters to Panama
  • Rynchops niger cinerascens: Coasts and rivers of n S America to Bolivia and nw Argentina
  • Rynchops niger intercedens: E Brazil to Paraguay, Uruguay and ne Argentina
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Black Skimmer
Czech:
  zoboun americký
German:
  Amerikanischer Scherenschnabel
Danish:
  Amerikansk Saksnæb
Spanish:
  Rayador Americano
Finnish:
  amerikansaksinokka
French:
  Bec-en-ciseaux noir
Icelandic:
  Black Skimmer
Italian:
  Becco a forbice americano
Japanese:
  kurohasamiajisashi
Japanese:
  クロハサミアジサシ
Dutch:
  Amerikaanse Schaarbek
Norwegian:
  Amerikasaksenebb
Polish:
  brzytwodziób amerykanski
Portuguese:
  Talha-mar
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Talha-mar
Russian:
  Чёрный водорез
Slovak:
  zobáľ čiernochrbtý
Swedish:
  amerikansk saxnäbb
Chinese:
  黑剪嘴鸥


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (1886):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops nigra) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 1st suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops nigra) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 2nd suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops nigra) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 3rd suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops nigra) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 4th suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops nigra) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 5th suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops nigra) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 6th suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops nigra) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 7th suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops nigra) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (1895):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops nigra) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 8th suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops nigra) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 9th suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops nigra) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 10th suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops nigra) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 11th suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops nigra) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 12th suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops nigra) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 13th suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops nigra) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 14th suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops nigra) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 15th suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops nigra) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (1910):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops nigra) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 16th suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops nigra) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 17th suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops nigra) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 18th suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops nigra) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (1931):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops nigra) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 19th suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops nigra) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 20th suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops nigra) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 21st suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops nigra) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 22nd suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops nigra) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 23rd suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops nigra) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 24th suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops nigra) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 25th suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops nigra) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 26th suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops nigra) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 27th suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops nigra) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 28th suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops nigra) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 29th suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops nigra) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 30th suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops nigra) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 31st suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops nigra) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (1957):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops nigra) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 32nd suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 33rd suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 34th suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Bec-en-ciseaux noir ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Bec-en-ciseaux noir ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.01:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.02:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.03:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.04:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.05:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.01:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.02:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.03:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.04:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.01:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.02:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.03:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.04:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.01:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.02:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.03:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.04:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.01:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Rynchops niger [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Rynchops nigra [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Rynchops nigra [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
   Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Rynchops niger [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Rynchops niger [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Amerikaanse Waterploeër
Catalan: Bec de tisora americà
Czech: Zoboun americký
Danish: Amerikansk Saksnæb
German: Amerikanischer Scherenschnabel, Schwarzmantel-Scherenschnabel
English: American Skimmer, Black Skimmer
Spanish: Gaviota, Pico de Tijera, Picotijera Americano, Rayador, Rayador Americano, Rayador de Agua, Rayador Negro, Rayadora
Spanish (Argentine): Rayador
Spanish (Bolivia): Rayador
Spanish (Chile): Rayador
Spanish (Colombia): Picotijera, Picotijera Americano, Rayador americano
Spanish (Costa Rica): Rayador negro
Spanish (Cuba): Pico de Tijera
Spanish (Dominican Rep.): Gaviota, Pico de Tijera
Spanish (Honduras): Rayadora
Spanish (Mexico): Rayador Americano
Spanish (Nicaragua): Picotijera Americano
Spanish (Peru): Rayador Negro
Spanish (Paraguay): Rayador
Spanish (Uruguay): Rayador
Spanish (Venezuela): Pico de Tijera
Estonian: ameerika käärnokk
Finnish: Amerikansaksinokka
French: Bec-en-ciseaux noir
Guarani: Pa'â guasu
Haitian Creole French: Bèk sizo
Hungarian: karibi ollóscsőrű
Italian: Becco a cesoie americano, Becco a forbice americano
Japanese: kurohasamiajisashi
Japanese: クロハサミアジサシ
Latin: Rhynchops niger, Rynchops niger, Rynchops nigra
Lithuanian: Juodasis žirkliasnapis
Latvian: Amerikas smēlējzīriņš
Dutch: Amerikaanse Schaarbek
Norwegian: Amerikasaksenebb
Polish: brzytwodziób amerykanski, brzytwodziób amerykański
Portuguese: bico-rasteiro, corta-água, corta-mar, paaguaçu, Talha-mar, talha-mar-preto
Portuguese (Brazil): bico-rasteiro, corta-água, corta-mar, paaguaçu, Talha-mar, talha-mar-preto
Russian: Чёрный водорез
Slovak: zobáľ čiernochrbtý
Swedish: Amerikansk saxnäbb
Chinese: 黑剪嘴鸥
Chinese (Traditional): 黑剪嘴鷗

 

         

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