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Black Skimmer

Dutch: Amerikaanse Schaarbek
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Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Rynchopidae
Genus: Rynchops
Species: Rynchops niger

Images

20 mm
Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger) skull, side view
Black Skimmer skull
Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger) skull, top view
Black Skimmer skull, top view
Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger) skull, bottom view
Black Skimmer skull, bottom view

Side, top and bottom view of skull. (Click on image to enlarge)


Information:
Many thanks to the Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt, for allowing us to photograph this specimen.

Length: 102 mm
Length cranium: 42 mm
Width (cranium): 28 mm
Height (cranium): 18 mm
Length bill: 60 mm
Skull ratio: (Length / Length bill) 1.70

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