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Black Skimmer (niger)

Rynchops niger niger

ML3844


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Robert C. Stein
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Robert B. Angstadt
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W End Of Dauphin Is.; N. Beach
Alabama, United States
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Age and Sex
Age not specified, Sex not specified
Sounds
Call
Behaviors
Flying
Breeding
Tags
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Playback
Not Used

Comments

NOTES: Weather: WIND; FLOCKS OF SKIMMERS OF VARIOUS SIZES AND SINGLE BIRDS SITTING ON BEACHES AND SAND BARS. ALSO NOISE MADE WHEN BIRDS WERE DISTURBED AND FLEW OFF AND NOISES MADE AS BIRDS FLEW ABOVE WATER WHILE APPARENTLY IN FEEDING FLIGHTS. Other Behaviors: Depart, Emit Alarm. Habitat: Sand.

Background Species

Caspian Tern - Hydroprogne caspia
Forster's Tern - Sterna forsteri
Laughing Gull - Leucophaeus atricilla

Technical Information

Recorder
NAGRA III-B
Microphone
AKG Unspecified
Accessories
Parabola 101.6cm (40in)

Archival Information

Cataloged
Digitized
7 Nov 2000 by Martha Fischer
Edited

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