- Rynchops flavirostris
- Black back, hindneck, and crown
- White forehead cheeks and underparts
- Yellow-tipped orange beak. The lower mandible is longer than the upper one
- White short forked tail
- Very long wings
- Bright red legs
Widespread throughout sub-Saharan Africa:
Western Africa: Mauritania, Senegambia, Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea, Mali, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Benin, Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo, Angola
Eastern Africa: Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi
Southern Africa: Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa
Middle East: Arabian Peninsula, Yemen
Wide tropical rivers with sandbanks, lakeshores, and coastal lagoons.
The diet includes fish.
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