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black skimmer

n.
A skimmer (Rynchops niger) found in coastal areas throughout the Americas, having a large red and black scissorlike bill and bright red legs and feet.

black′ skim′mer


n.
a black-and-white New World skimmer, Rynchops nigra, having a bill with an orange base.
[1805–15, Amer.]
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The graceful white trumpeter swan, the friendly backyard brown-headed nuthatch and the coastal black skimmer could lose more than 99 percent of their current ranges.
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The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection also partnered with the Service to provide an information session for LSU and Cape May NWR employees on state and federally listed species that are seen on the beaches: the piping plover, least tern (Sterna antillarum), and black skimmer (Rynchops niger).
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forsteri), Least Terns (Sternula antillarum), and Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger), and to at least 57 species using it during the non-breeding season.
Roth, in addition to Weakley and Bucher (1992), noticed that numerous shorebirds, including the least tern (Sterna antillarum), Wilson's plover (Charadrius wilsonia), black skimmer (Rhynchops niger), Caspian tern (Sterna caspia), and the endangered roseate tern (Sterna dougallii dougallii), nest in seabeach amaranth stands.
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