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Black Skimmers at Rest

  Black Skimmers at Rest

The Black Skimmer, Rynchops niger, is found along the East coast of North America from Massachusetts to Southern Mexico and also across most of South America East of the Andes. Skimmers fly along just above water surface and drag the lower part of bill through the water. When they encounter fish, they tuck their head and grab the fish while flying past. This breeding colony is resting on the beach near Somers Point, New Jersey.

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