SKIMMERS by Downs Matthews

SKIMMERS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The life cycle of a fish-eating bird that frequents shores from New York to Mexico. A brief but informative text accompanies splendid full-color photos capturing the distinctive skimmer (black upper feathers, white chest, enormous black-and-orange bill) soaring in a mating dance, scraping a nest, brooding eggs, "skimming" for fish, feeding the downy chicks, and teaching them to fly. Guravich also focuses on a flock nesting in the parking lot of a Texas chemical plant, prompting an unusual sign: "Notice: Baby skimmers have the right of way." An appealing nature book, beautifully presented.

Pub Date: Nov. 27th, 1990
ISBN: 671-70070-7
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 15th, 2000




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