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Small flock of medium sized birds walking on sandy beach in Pensacola Florida on August 11. Black back, tail and head. Short legs. White face, neck, and undersides. The most striking thing was the bill which was too large for the head, quite thick and fairly long, color red or orange near the face and changing to black as it tapered. When open, the bill resembled a pair of pliers. They were quite loud and raucous Thanks for helping. I have a picture but not sure how to make a url.