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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 Black Skimmer colonies at Cape Island were larger and located a greater distance from the high tide line compared to the colony on Middle White Banks.
Only time will reveal the spill's impact on many Gulf-breeding species, including the Brown Pelican, American Oystercatcher, Wilson's Plover, Reddish Egret, Least Tern, Black Skimmer, Roseate Spoonbill, Clapper Rail, Seaside Sparrow, and Mottled Duck.
In September of last year, for example, two men in a 4x4 pick-up truck violated the closure and ran over a couple of fledgling black skimmer chicks.
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).
This is exactly how many shore birds of today fish--for example, the black skimmer (Rynchos niger).
As an added benefit, this will create places for birds to nest, in particular the state-endangered black skimmer.
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.
Birds like the Red Knot, Black Skimmer and Piping Plover face diminishing habitat and increasing environmental threats throughout their ranges," said Greg Butcher, Audubon Director of Bird Conservation.
Those include the black skimmer, common tern, least tern and American oystercatcher.
The project will strive to recover four imperiled species in the state: the American oystercatcher, snowy plover, black skimmer and least tern.
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.
The shoreline provides stopover and foraging habitat for migrating shorebird species, among which are listed species such as the piping plover, Cuban snowy plover, least tern and black skimmer.