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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRynchops flavirostris Vieillot, 1816 
AphiaID: 212828

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTetrapoda (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAves (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCharadriiformes (Order) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRynchopidae (Family) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRynchops (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRynchops Linnaeus, 1758
Source  basis of record Urban, E.K., C.H. Fry & S. Keith (1986). The Birds of Africa, Volume II. Academic Press, London. [details]

Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAfrikaanse schaarbek  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAfrican skimmer  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbec-en-ciseaux d'Afrique  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Afrikanischer Scherenschnabel  [details]
Environment marine
Distribution 
From other sources
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAfrica [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (23 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Length: 36-40 cm. Plumage: whole of back and wings black; forehead and trailing edge of secondaries in spread wing white; below white; some white speckling on nape and forecrown in non-breeding bird, demarcation between white forehead and black crown clearcut in breeding bird; tail whitish. Immature much duller with buff edges to feathers of head and upperparts. Bare parts: iris brown; bill with shorter upper mandible vermilion, much longer lower mandible orange merging to yellow at tip; feet and legs vermilion. Habitat: coastal lagoons and estuaries. Endemic resident and intra-African migrant. <389><391><393> [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat coastal regions (and inland) [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212828
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1998-09-02 12:38:17Z  created  Depew, Lorna
2011-04-08 06:18:06Z  checked  Adriaens, Peter
2011-04-27 09:01:37Z  changed  Adriaens, Peter
  
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  Citation: Adriaens, P. (2014). Rynchops flavirostris Vieillot, 1816. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=212828 on 2014-09-03
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