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Fresh From the Egg

Black Skimmer Family



A Black Skimmer chick, just less than an hour old, nuzzles his mother. Within a couple of hours, their down dries off and they are able to waddle around. Some bird species are born blind, bald and unable to move during their first couple of weeks of life. Other species, like the Black Skimmer, are born with down and can see and walk shortly after birth.


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Taken on June 18, 2011