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Skimmer

The Skimmers are a small family of tern-like birds in the order Charadriiformes. This order also includes the waders, gulls and auks.

The three species have an elongated lower mandible. They feed by flying low over the water surface with the lower mandible skimming the water for small fish.

They are tropical species which lay 3-6 eggs on sandy beaches with the female incubating the eggs.

Skimmer


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