Black Skimmer photo picture flying with fish
Black Skimmer,   Photo Image # BLSK 174

The Black Skimmer is the only bird that has its lower mandible longer than the upper, as can be seen in this photo.  This adult Black Skimmer is flying to bring its prize back to the nest to feed its chicks - the chicks will then swallow the whole fish head-first.

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