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Black Skimmer

Rynchops niger


Fort Myers Beach


These black skimmers were hanging out with the gulls. I love how the top of the bill is shorter than the bottom. This is what allows them to "skim" food off the top of the water.

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beaker98 7 years ago

Thanks Marta! They are very unique birds.

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

I love these birds! Very nice spotting!

beaker98 7 years ago

Thanks Tom! They seemed pretty relaxed with all the gulls around. Up until this point, the only skimmers I saw were flying, so I was quite happy to see these two.

Tom15 7 years ago

Nice close-up shots! I haven't been able to get near the few I've seen so far.

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida, USA

Spotted on Aug 2, 2011
Submitted on Jan 12, 2014

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