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A flight at the water's edge, the fishing technique of these scissors beaks.
Elegant and funny species cousin of the terns. Elegant with their plumage white and black and their beaks and red legs, funny with their asymmetrical beak: the lower mandible is longer than the upper one (WS).
They easily "scoop" the water from the shore while flying ... and hop, small fish or tiny crustaceans are in the beak and the gullet!

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Additional Photos by Jean Saint Martin (jemaflor) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12603 W: 377 N: 10462] (116560)
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