Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Skimmers :: African Skimmer
African Skimmer Rynchops flavirostris
Described by: Vieillot (1816)
Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors
Old scientific name(s): Rhynchops flavirostris
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Senegamabia e. to Sudan and Egypt n. to Nile delta, Ethiopia, Somalia s. to n. Namibia, n. Botswana (Zambesi River), e. Mozambique and e. South Africa (Natal). Local breeding has been recorded in Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Mali, Niger, Chad, Sudan, Gabon, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya, Angola, Zambia, Malawi and Zimbabwe.
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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