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BLACK SKIMMER

rynchops niger

Description:

The black skimmer, due to its local "rarity", remains on the NJ Endangered Wildlife list.

Habitat:

The black skimmer nests on open sandy beaches, inlets, sandbars, offshore islands, and dredge disposal islands that are sparsely vegetated and contain shell fragments.

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beachbum732
Spotted by
beachbum732

Monmouth Beach, New Jersey, USA

Spotted on Aug 5, 2014
Submitted on Aug 8, 2014

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