Species Details

@Omar Shahadat (Department of Zoology,Jagannath University,Dhaka);

Indian Skimmer Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Rynchops albicollis
Family : Laridae
Order : Charadriiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Coast and Rivers
Description : The Indian Skimmer is a slim, pied water bird with long wings and an unusual bill whose lower mandible is much longer than the upper mandible (adult bird length approximately 40 cm, wing 37 cm, bill 7.7 cm, tarsus 2.5 cm, tail 10.8 cm). In the breeding season, it looks blackish-brown from above and glistening white from below. It has a black crown, It breeds in February-May.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:Omar Shahadat (Department of Zoology,Jagannath University,Dhaka);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Raphaël Jordan(www.xeno-canto.org/Raphaël Jordan), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.