Order
Charadriiformes
Family
Laridae
Genus
Rynchops
 
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Version 2.0

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 - Black Skimmer
 - Black Skimmer (niger)
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Black Skimmer Rynchops niger

Michael Gochfeld and Joanna Burger
Version: 2.0 — Published January 1, 1994

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Figure 1. Breeding and wintering ranges of the North American race of Black Skimmer. - Range Map
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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Figure 1. Breeding and wintering ranges of the North American race of Black Skimmer.

Portions of the Gulf Coast breeding population may be non-migratory. Areas showing year-round presence on the Atlantic Coast do not necessarily indicate permanent residence.

Recommended Citation

Gochfeld, M. and J. Burger (1994). Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger), version 2.0. In The Birds of North America (A. F. Poole and F. B. Gill, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bna.108