African Skimmer

photo by flickr

Scientific classification

Order

Charadriiformes

Family

Rhynchopidae

Subfamily

Rynchops

Species

flavirostris

Appearance

* Pretty large bird with black upperparts and white underparts
* Long generally orange beak with a much longer mandible than the upper mandible
* Size: 36-42 cm

Habitat

Wet areas

Countries

Africa

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