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Indian Skimmer

Rynchops albicollis Swainson, WJ 1838

The Indian skimmer or Indian scissors-bill is one of the three species that belong to the skimmer genus Rynchops in the family Laridae. 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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Classification
Order:
  Charadriiformes
Family:
  Laridae
Genus:
   Rynchops
Scientific:
  Rynchops albicollis


Original description

Citation:
  Swainson, WJ 1838

Reference:
   Anim. Menageries [Lardner Cabinet Cyclop. 98]

Protonym:
  Rhynchops albicollis

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/28995071


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  88151F23B9BD5964

Avibase ID:
  avibase-88151F23

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


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 176964


ENDANGERED

Geographic range:

  • Rynchops albicollis: Rivers and lakes of Indian subcontinent and Mekong Delta
English:
Indian Skimmer
Catalan:
Bec de tisora asiàtic
Czech:
zoboun asijský
Danish:
Indisk Saksnæb
German:
Indienscherenschnabel
Spanish:
Rayador Indio
Spanish (Spain):
Rayador Indio
Finnish:
intiansaksinokka
French:
Bec-en-ciseaux à collier
Croatian:
indijski vodosijek
Hungarian:
indiai ollóscsőrű
Icelandic:
Sandskari
Italian:
Becco a forbice indiano
Japanese (romaji):
shiroerihasamiajisashi
Japanese:
シロエリハサミアジサシ
Lithuanian:
Indinis žirkliasnapis
Dutch:
Indische Schaarbek
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Indiasaksenebb
Norwegian:
Indiasaksenebb
Polish:
brzytwodziób indyjski
Portuguese:
Talha-mar-asiático
Russian:
Индийский водорез
Slovak:
zobáľ bielokrký
Serbian:
Indijski vodosek
Swedish:
indisk saxnäbb
Ukrainian:
Водоріз індійський
Chinese:
剪嘴鸥
Chinese (Traditional):
剪嘴鷗


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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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
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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):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
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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):
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Clements 1st edition:
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Clements, version 2021:
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Clements 3rd edition:
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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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 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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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
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Oriental Bird Club:
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Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
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Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
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Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
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Sibley and Monroe (1993):
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Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
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Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
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Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
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Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Rynchops albicollis
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Rynchops albicollis

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Afrikaans: Indiese waterploeër
Azerbaijani: Hindistan sukəsəni
Belarusian: Індыйскi вадарэз
Bulgarian: Белогуш водорез
Bengali: দেশি গাঙচষা, হদচ঱ গাঙচলা
Bengali (transliteration): dēśi gāṅacaṣā
Catalan: Bec de tisora asiàtic, Bec de tisora indi
Czech: zoboun asijský, Zoboun belokrký, zoboun bělokrký
Welsh: Sgimiwr India
Danish: Indisk Saksnæb
German: Halsband-Scherenschnabel, Indien Scherenschnabel, Indienscherenschnabel, Indischer Scherenschnabel
Greek: Ivδικός ρύγχωπας
English: Indian Skimmer
English, HBW: Indian Skimmer
English (IOC): Indian Skimmer
English (United States): Indian Skimmer
Esperanto: Hinda tondilbekulo, Hindia tondilbekulo
Spanish: Rayador Hindú, Rayador Indio
Spanish (Spain): Rayador Indio
Spanish (HBW): Indian Skimmer
Estonian: india käärnokk
Persian: آب‌ شکاف, آب‌شکاف, آب‌شکاف هندی
Finnish: Intiansaksinokka
French: Bec-en-ciseaux à collier
Frisian: Yndyske skimker
Irish: Sciméar Indiach
Galician: Bico de tesoira asiático
Manx: Skimmeyder Injinagh
Hebrew: גיזרן הודי
Croatian: indijski vodosijek, Indijski vodosjek
Hungarian: indiai ollóscsőrű
Icelandic: Sandskari
Italian: Becco a cesoie indiano, Becco a forbice indiano
Japanese (romaji): 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
Kirghiz: ак моюн суу жирегич
Scientific: Rhynchops [sic] albicollis, Rhynchops albicollis, Rynchops albicollis
Lithuanian: Indijinis žirkliasnapis, Indinis žirkliasnapis
Latvian: Indijas smēlējzīriņš
Marathi: पाणचिरा
Malay: Burung Seludang India
Nepali: झा“झर चिउवा
Dutch: Indische Schaarbek
Norwegian Nynorsk: Indiasaksenebb
Norwegian: Indiasaksenebb
Polish: brzytwodziób indyjski
Pinyin: bái-lǐng jiǎn-zuǐ-ōu, jiǎn-zuǐ-ōu
Portuguese: Talha-mar-asiático, Talha-mar-indiano
Portuguese (Portugal): talha-mar-asiático
Rhaeto-Romance: Bec-forsch dal cularin
Romanian: Cioc-foarfecă indian
Russian: Индийский водорез
Northern Sami: Indiaskárrenjunni
Slovak: zobáľ bielokrký
Slovenian: Belovrati škarjekljun
Serbian: Indijski vodosek
Swedish: Indisk saxnäbb
Thai: นกกรีดน้ำ
Thai (Transliteration): nók krìit-náam
Turkish: Büyük Makasgaga, Hint Makasgagası
Ukrainian: Водоріз індійський
Uzbek: ҳинд сузгири
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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