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Banking Black Skimmer | by Patricia Ware
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Banking Black Skimmer

Only about 18 inches/ 47 cm long, Black Skimmers have a wide wing span of about 44 inches/ 112cm. Their wings are black on top and white underneath, as you can see here. What you can't see are their narrow vertical pupils, which help reduce the glare from water and sand.

 

Black Skimmer

Rynchops niger

 

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Taken on May 19, 2012