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Indian Skimmer

Rynchops albicollis Swainson, 1838

The Indian Skimmer (Rynchops albicollis) is a one of the three species that belong to the skimmer family. They are somewhat tern like but like other skimmers, have a short upper mandible and the longer lower mandible that is ploughed along the surface of water as the bird flies over the water to pick aquatic prey. It is found in southern Asia where it is patchily distributed and declining in numbers. They are mainly found in rivers or estuaries. They are very brightly marked in black, white and orange making them difficult to miss. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Charadriiformes
Family:
  Laridae
Genus:
  Rynchops

Scientific:
  Rynchops albicollis

Citation:
  Swainson, 1838

Reference:
  Anim.Menag. p.360

Protonym:
  Rhynchops [sic] albicollis

Avibase ID:
  88151F23B9BD5964

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/88151F23

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 176964


VULNERABLE

Geographic range:

  • Rynchops albicollis: Rivers and lakes of Indian subcontinent and Mekong Delta
English:
Indian Skimmer
Czech:
zoboun bělokrký
German:
Indischer Scherenschnabel
Danish:
Indisk Saksnæb
Spanish:
Rayador Indio
Finnish:
intiansaksinokka
French:
Bec-en-ciseaux à collier
Icelandic:
Sandskari
Italian:
Becco a forbice indiano
Japanese:
shiroerihasamiajisashi
Japanese:
シロエリハサミアジサシ
Dutch:
Indische Schaarbek
Norwegian:
Indiasaksenebb
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Indiasaksenebb
Polish:
brzytwodziób indyjski
Portuguese:
Talha-mar-asiático
Russian:
Индийский водорез
Slovak:
zobáľ bielokrký
Swedish:
indisk saxnäbb
Ukrainian:
Водоріз індійський
Chinese:
剪嘴鸥


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Indian Skimmer ( Rynchops albicollis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Indian Skimmer ( Rynchops albicollis)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Indian Skimmer ( Rynchops albicollis)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Bec-en-ciseaux à collier ( Rynchops albicollis)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Bec-en-ciseaux à collier ( Rynchops albicollis)
Clements 1st edition:
Indian Skimmer ( Rynchops albicollis)
Clements 3rd edition:
Indian Skimmer ( Rynchops albicollis)
Clements 4th edition:
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Clements 5th edition (as published):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Indian Skimmer ( Rynchops albicollis)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Indian Skimmer ( Rynchops albicollis)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Indian Skimmer ( Rynchops albicollis)
Oriental Bird Club:
Indian Skimmer ( Rynchops albicollis)
James Lee Peters:
Rynchops albicollis
James Lee Peters (original):
Rynchops albicollis
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Rynchops albicollis
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Indian Skimmer ( Rynchops albicollis)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Indian Skimmer ( Rynchops albicollis)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Indian Skimmer ( Rynchops albicollis)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Rynchops albicollis
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Rynchops albicollis

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Bengali: দেশি গাঙচষা
Catalan: Bec de tisora asiàtic
Czech: Zoboun belokrký, zoboun bělokrký
Danish: Indisk Saksnæb
German: Halsband-Scherenschnabel, Indien Scherenschnabel, Indischer Scherenschnabel
English: Indian Skimmer
English (IOC): Indian Skimmer
Spanish: Rayador Hindú, Rayador Indio
Spanish (Spain): Rayador Indio
Spanish (HBW): Indian Skimmer
Estonian: india käärnokk
Persian: آب‌شکاف
Finnish: Intiansaksinokka
French: Bec-en-ciseaux à collier
Hungarian: indiai ollóscsőrű
Icelandic: Sandskari
Italian: Becco a cesoie indiano, Becco a forbice indiano
Japanese: shiro-eri hasami aji-sashi, shiroerihasamiajisashi
Japanese: シロエリハサミアジサシ
Japanese (Kanji): 白襟鋏鯵刺
Scientific: Rhynchops [sic] albicollis, Rhynchops albicollis, Rynchops albicollis
Lithuanian: Indijinis žirkliasnapis, Indinis žirkliasnapis
Latvian: Indijas smēlējzīriņš
Malay: Burung Seludang India
Dutch: Indische Schaarbek
Norwegian Nynorsk: Indiasaksenebb
Norwegian: Indiasaksenebb
Polish: brzytwodziób indyjski
Pinyin: bái-lǐng jiǎn-zuǐ-ōu, jiǎn-zuǐ-ōu
Portuguese: Talha-mar-asiático
Russian: Индийский водорез
Sindhi: آةٙپبٳ
Slovak: zobáľ bielokrký
Serbian: Indijski vodosek
Swedish: Indisk saxnäbb
Thai: นกกรีดน้ำ
Thai (Transliteration): nók krìit-náam
Turkish: Büyük Makasgaga, Hint Makasgagası
Ukrainian: Водоріз індійський
Vietnamese: Chim Xúc cá, Xúc cá
Chinese: 剪嘴鸥, 白领剪嘴鸥
Chinese (Traditional): 剪嘴鷗, 白領剪嘴鷗

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