Black skimmers feeding in flight

Black skimmers feeding in flight

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Credit: BOB GIBBONS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Black skimmers (Rynchops niger) feeding in flight. Skimmers feed by flying low over the water surface with the lower mandible skimming for fish, insects, crustaceans and molluscs. Photographed in late winter in Texas, USA.

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