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African Skimmer
Rynchops flavirostris Vieillot, 1816
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Order:
  Charadriiformes
Family:
  Laridae
Genus:
  Rynchops

Scientific:
  Rynchops flavirostris

Citation:
  Vieillot, 1816

Reference:
  Nouv.Dict.Hist.Nat. 3 p.338

Protonym:
  Rhynchops [sic] flavirostris

Avibase ID:
  907B1140134453B4

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/907B1140

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 176965


NEAR THREATENED

Geographic range:

  • Rynchops flavirostris: Major rivers, lakes and coasts of Africa south of the Sahara
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  African Skimmer
Czech:
  zoboun africký
German:
  Afrikanischer Scherenschnabel
Danish:
  Afrikansk Saksnæb
Spanish:
  Rayador Africano
Finnish:
  afrikansaksinokka
French:
  Bec-en-ciseaux d'Afrique
Icelandic:
  Bakkaskari
Italian:
  Becco a forbice africano
Japanese:
  afurikahasamiajisashi
Japanese:
  アフリカハサミアジサシ
Dutch:
  Afrikaanse Schaarbek
Norwegian:
  Afrikasaksenebb
Polish:
  brzytwodziób afrykanski
Portuguese:
  Bico-de-tesoura-africano
Russian:
  Африканский водорез
Slovak:
  zobáľ podivný
Swedish:
  afrikansk saxnäbb
Chinese:
  非洲剪嘴鸥


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   African Skimmer ( Rynchops flavirostris)
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   African Skimmer ( Rynchops flavirostris)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   African Skimmer ( Rynchops flavirostris)
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   African Skimmer ( Rynchops flavirostris)
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   African Skimmer ( Rynchops flavirostris)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   African Skimmer ( Rynchops flavirostris)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   African Skimmer ( Rynchops flavirostris)
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):
   African Skimmer ( Rynchops flavirostris)
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):
   African Skimmer ( Rynchops flavirostris)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   African Skimmer ( Rynchops flavirostris)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
   African Skimmer ( Rynchops flavirostris)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Bec-en-ciseaux d'Afrique ( Rynchops flavirostris)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Bec-en-ciseaux d'Afrique ( Rynchops flavirostris)
Clements 1st edition:
   African Skimmer ( Rynchops flavirostris)
Clements 3rd edition:
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Clements 4th edition:
   African Skimmer ( Rynchops flavirostris)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   African Skimmer ( Rynchops flavirostris)
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. 2004 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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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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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   African Skimmer ( Rynchops flavirostris)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   African Skimmer ( Rynchops flavirostris)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   African Skimmer ( Rynchops flavirostris)
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):
   African Skimmer ( Rynchops flavirostris)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
   African Skimmer ( Rynchops flavirostris)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   African Skimmer ( Rynchops flavirostris)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
   African Skimmer ( Rynchops flavirostris)
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 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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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 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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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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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   African Skimmer ( Rynchops flavirostris)
James Lee Peters:
    Rynchops flavirostris
James Lee Peters (original):
    Rynchops flavirostris
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Rynchops flavirostris
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   African Skimmer ( Rynchops flavirostris)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   African Skimmer ( Rynchops flavirostris)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   African Skimmer ( Rynchops flavirostris)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Rynchops flavirostris
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Rynchops flavirostris

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Waterploeër
Catalan: Bec de tisora africà
Czech: Zoboun africký
Danish: Afrikansk Saksnæb
German: Afrikanischer Scherenschnabel, Afrikascherenschnabel, Braunmantel-Scherenschnabel
English: African Skimmer, Scissorbill, Scissor-billed Tern, Skimmer
English (Kenya): African Skimmer
Spanish: Rayador Africano
Spanish (Spain): Rayador Africano
Estonian: aafrika käärnokk
Finnish: Afrikansaksinokka
French: Bec-en-ciseau, Bec-en-ciseaux à bec jaune, Bec-en-ciseaux d’Afrique, Bec-en-ciseaux d'Afrique
Hebrew: גזרן, גזרן אפריקאי, גיזרן אפריקני
Hungarian: Afrikai ollócsőrűmadár, afrikai ollóscsőrűmadár
Icelandic: Bakkaskari
Italian: Becco a cesoie, Becco a cesoie africano, Becco a forbice africano
Japanese: afurikahasamiajisashi
Japanese: アフリカハサミアジサシ
Latin: Rhynchops [sic] flavirostris, Rhynchops flavirostris, Rynchops flavirostris
Lithuanian: Afrikinis žirkliasnapis, Žirkliasnapis
Latvian: Āfrikas smēlējzīriņš
Dutch: Afrikaanse Schaarbek
Norwegian: Afrikasaksenebb, Afrikasaksnebb
Polish: brzytwodziób afrykanski, brzytwodziób afrykański
Portuguese: Bico-de-tesoura-africano, Talha-mar-africano
Portuguese (Portugal): Talha-mar-africano
Russian: Африканский водорез
Slovak: zobáľ podivný
Slovenian: afriški škarjekljun
Serbian: Afrički vodosek
Swedish: Afrikansk saxnäbb
Swahili: Kiparara
Turkish: Afrika makas gagası, Afrika Makasgagası
Chinese: 非洲剪嘴鸥
Chinese (Traditional): 非洲剪嘴鷗

 

         

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