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- Hevesh, Alissa R., et al. Show all 2 Author
- Southeastern naturalist 2017 v.16 no.3 pp. 317-325
- adults; baitfish; chicks; diet; digital images; forage; foraging; nesting; photographs; planktivores; prey species; seabirds; social networks; volunteers; Florida
- ... Rynchops niger (Black Skimmer) is a colonial seabird that forages on small planktivorous fish that are caught while gliding just above the surface. Previous studies have found that baitfish abundance can affect skimmer productivity, so the purpose of this research was to determine the species and size of fish fed to chicks in Southwest Florida. During the 2015 and 2016 nesting seasons, we posted r ...