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Black Skimmer

Posted by hunter58 on December 29, 2013 at 10:06 pm
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Took this shot of a Black Skimmer yawning and noticed something I have seen before. There is a hook-like device at the upper part of the mandible. Not sure what the purpose is but I’m sure it helps with holding on to a fish it skims up from the water.

Taken at Pine Island, Florida

Nikon D80, 70-300 VR lens, 1/125 sec, F8, ISO 400 at 300mm