Black Skimmer

Wednesday, September 12, 2018,

This unlikely-looking bird with the serious underbite is called a Black Skimmer. It uses that unusual bill to skim the surface of the water in search of fish, crustaceans, and anything else that might be lurking on the water’s surface. They fly just above the water and literally skim the surface with that lower mandible extended into the water. When they feel or sense a fish or other edible tidbit, the jaws snap shut and voilà! Dinner is served. JK



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