|B L||W W||W||Family||Latin Name|
|18" 45.7cm||44" 111.8cm||11oz 311.8g||Laridae||Rynchops niger|
The Black Skimmer is a fairly large coastline seabird. It is recognized by its unique method of flying, just above the water with its lower mandible cutting the surface of the water. It has the ability to catch surface prey because the lower mandible is noticeably longer than its upper mandible. This amazing seabird is also reported as seen in Cuba.