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Birds of Cuba, Vagrant Visitors, Introduced Birds and Possibilities

Black Skimmer

Bec-en-ciseaux noir

Rynchops niger

Birds of North America
  • Black Skimmer
  • Black Skimmer
  • Black Skimmer
  • Black Skimmer
  • Black Skimmer

Life, Habitat & Pictures of the Black Skimmer

B L W W W Family Latin Name
18" 45.7cm 44" 111.8cm 11oz 311.8g Laridae Rynchops niger

  • Breeding
  • Year Around
  • Winter
Black Skimmer range

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.

Birds of Cuba