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Rynchops 该鸟种在中国有分布 本属包含3个种、3个亚种

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Chinese name: 剪嘴鸥属

Scientific classification

Rynchops
For other uses, see Skimmer (disambiguation).

The Skimmers, Rynchopidae, are a small family of tern-like birds in the order Charadriiformes, which also includes the waders, gulls and auks. The family comprises three species found in South Asia, Africa, and the Americas.

Genus: Rynchops
Family: Laridae
Suborder: Lari
Order: Charadriiformes
中文属名: 剪嘴鸥属
中文科名: 鸥科
中文亚目: 鸥亚目
中文目名: 鸻形目
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Description

The three species are the only birds with distinctive uneven bills with the lower mandible longer than the upper. This remarkable adaptation allows them to fish in a unique way, flying low and fast over streams. Their lower mandible skims or slices over the water's surface ready to snap shut any small fish unable to dart clear. The skimmers are sometimes included within the gull family Laridae but separated in other treatments which consider them as a sister group of the terns. The Black Skimmer has an additional adaptation and is the only species of bird known to have slit-shaped pupils. Their bills fall within their field of binocular vision and enable them to carefully position their bill and capture prey. They are agile in flight and gather in large flocks along rivers and coastal sand banks.

They are tropical and subtropical species which lay 3-6 eggs on sandy beaches. The female incubates the eggs. Because of the species' restricted nesting habitat the three species are vulnerable to disturbance at their nesting sites. One species, the Indian Skimmer, is considered vulnerable by the IUCN due to this as well as destruction and degradation of the lakes and rivers it uses for feeding.

The genus name Rynchops is often misspelled Rhynchops (as in some of the later editions of the works of Linnaeus), though the first version is taxonomically valid, being Linnaeus's original spelling.

References

  1. Mariano-Jelicich, R; Favero, M. and Silva, M.P. (February 2003). "Fish Prey of the Black Skimmer Rynchops Niger at Mar Chiquita, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina". Marine Ornithology 31: 199–202. http://www.marineornithology.org/PDF/31_2/31_2_199-202.pdf. Retrieved 2009-06-29.
  2. Fain MG and Peter Houde (2007). "Multilocus perspectives on the monophyly and phylogeny of the order Charadriiformes (Aves)". BMC Evolutionary Biology 7: 35. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-7-35.
  3. Zusi, RL & D Bridge (1981). "On the Slit Pupil of the Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger)". Journal of Field Ornithology 52 (4): 338–340. http://elibrary.unm.edu/sora/JFO/v052n04/p0338-p0340.pdf.
  4. Martin, G.R., Rojas, L.M., and McNeil, R. (2007). "Vision and the foraging technique of Skimmers (Rynchopidae)". Ibis 149 (4): 750–757. doi:10.1111/j.1474-919X.2007.00706.x.
  5. Fusco, P.J. "Connecticut Wildlife." Connecticut Department of Environment Protection Bureau of Natural Resources - Wildlife Division. May–June 2006. Accessed 2009-06-29.
  6. Amaral, A do (1967). "Comment on the gender of names ending in -ops". Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 24 (1): 2. http://www.archive.org/stream/bulletinofzoolog24inte#page/2/mode/1up/.

External links

  • Skimmer videos on the Internet Bird Collection

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参考资料

[1].  Rynchops, from Wikipedia:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rynchops

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