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Black Skimmer | Weird Wildlife Series - Birds | 006

Black Skimmer | Weird Wildlife Series - Birds | 006 | image tagged in black skimmer,weird wildlife,weird wildlife series,bird memes,bird,birds | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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Skimmers feed by opening the bill and dropping the long, narrow lower mandible into the water, skimming along until they feel a fish. Then they relax the neck, quickly closing their jaws and whip the fish out of the water. Because they feed by essentially by touch, they can even forage at night. The world’s three species of skimmers are the only birds on earth that feed in this manner. Sadly, they are declining in numbers.
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