This species, which looks like a tern, flies like a tern and lives on aerial insects like a Swallow, is actually a wader/shorebird; perhaps the strangest one.A rare vagrant to Ireland this one was photographed in Deltebre / Delta del Ebro , Spain.
Afghanistan,Albania,Algeria,Angola,Armenia,Austria,Azerbaijan,Bahrain,Benin,Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina,Botswana,Bulgaria,Burkina Faso,Burundi,Cameroon,Cape Verde,Central African Republic,Chad,China, Congo,Croatia,Cyprus,Czech Republic,Democratic Republic of Congo,Denmark,Djibouti,Egypt,Equatorial Guinea,Eritrea, Estonia,Ethiopia,Finland,France,Gabon,Gambia,Georgia,Ghana,Greece,Guinea, Guinea-Bissau,Hungary,India - mainland,Iran,Iraq,Israel,Italy,Ivory Coast,Jordan,Kazakhstan, Kenya,Kuwait,Kyrgyzstan,Latvia,Lebanon,Liberia,Libya,Macedonia,Malawi,Mali, Mauritania,Moldova,Morocco,Mozambique,Namibia,Netherlands,Niger,Nigeria,Norway,Oman, Pakistan,Palestine,Poland,Portugal,Qatar,Romania,Russia,Rwanda,Saudi Arabia,Senegal, Serbia and Montenegro,Sierra Leone,Slovenia,Somalia,South Africa,South Sudan,Spain,Sri Lanka,Sudan,Swaziland, Switzerland,Syria,Tajikistan,Tanzania,Togo,Tunisia,Turkey,Turkmenistan,Uganda,Ukraine, United Arab Emirates,Uzbekistan,Western Sahara,Yemen,Zambia,Zimbabwe,
IOC 9.1 Subspecies
s Europe and n Africa to Pakistan
Subsaharan w, c, e Africa from Senegal to s Somalia south to e South Africa