Black skimmer egg at Breton National Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana

A gray-and-brown spotted egg lying on gray-and-brown shells on a beach

Black skimmer egg at Breton National Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana

Many eggs have some color, which helps camouflage them from predators. This is a black skimmer egg at Breton National Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana.
Image
Photo By/Credit
Greg Thompson/USFWS
Ecosystem
Coastal
Species
Media Usage Rights/License
Public Domain
Subject tags
Birds
Coastal zone management
Wildlife refuges