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Journal Article

Feeding Activities of Black Skimmers in Guyana

R. Michael Erwin
Colonial Waterbirds
Vol. 13, No. 1 (1990), pp. 70-71
Published by: Waterbird Society
DOI: 10.2307/1521423
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1521423
Page Count: 2

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Topics: Foraging, Birds, Coastal ecology, Inlets, Gulfs, Observational research, Breeding, Waterfowl, Winter, Coasts
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Abstract

Discrepancies appear in the literature concerning the influence of time of day and tide on feeding activities of Black Skimmers (Rynchops niger). Observations from Guyana, South America, suggest that skimmers do feed during the day, but are strongly cued to receding tides.

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