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African Skimmer in Uganda (“Rynchops flavirostris”)

African Skimmer

What to Know About the African Skimmer in Uganda?

The African Skimmer in Uganda is one of the African birds of Uganda seen during Uganda birding safaris & Tours. The African skimmer is a near-endangered bird species of the skimmer genus Rynchops in the family Laridae.

It breeds along rivers, lakes and lagoons in Sub-Saharan Africa. It can be found along river Nile in Murchison falls national park in Uganda.

How Does the African Skimmer in Uganda Look Like

African Skimmer has a black back, hindneck and crown. The remaining body and forehead are white, the long bill is bright orange with a yellow tip.

Very long wings, it has a white forked tail and bright red legs. It is a short bird with just 15 inches.

How Does the African Skimmer in Uganda Sing and Make Calls?

They have a very identifiable and sharp kip-kip voice.

How Does the African Skimmer in Uganda Feed?

Groups of African Skimmers fly in lines above water and dip their lower bills in the water to feed.

How Does the African Skimmer in Uganda Reproduce?

A couple nests in loose colonies on huge sandbanks, a crutch of 1-4 eggs in a large scrape.

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