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This black skimmer was spotted amongst a group of gulls and terns. It is in its winter coloration. (Only the central bird in the 2nd picture is a black skimmer.)
The Black Skimmer is protected in the USA under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
Lat: 27.79, Long: -82.79
Spotted on Jan 17, 2012
Submitted on Jan 18, 2012