Photo of the Week – Gregarious Loafer

Black Skimmer
Black Skimmer
Rynchops niger, Rynchopidae
Río Lagartos, Yucatán, Mexico
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
November 18, 2014

This week’s photo is of the unmistakable Black Skimmer. Skimmers have a unique bill with the lower mandible extending beyond the upper. This arrangement allows them to “skim” the waters surface for prey or or hot chocolate.

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