Friday, February 19, 2010

Black Skimmers

I think these guys are kinda neat.

The second picture clearly shows the longer lower mandible. The next photo shows how skimmers forage. They fly low over the water, with the lower mandible in the water. When the skimmer senses a fish he snaps the his bill shut.

The wing span of the skimmer is 42 to 50 inches.

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