TITLE

Skimmer

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Skimmer, or Scissorbill, a long-winged shorebird with brownish-black plumage above and white plumage below. It has small, orange feet. The lower part of the long, slender bill is slightly longer than the upper part. The base of the bill is orange, and, depending on the species, the tip may be yellow or black. The black skimmer of temperate and tropical America is 16 to 20 inches (40 to 50 cm) long and has a black-tipped bill. Its call is similar to a dog's bark. There are two other species of skimmers, found in Africa and in India and Southeast Asia.
ACCESSION #
37310174

 

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