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Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) observation by Marcel Roy (#563)
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Observation on: June 04, 2011 @ 17:00
| Posted on: June 04, 2011 @ 16:57
A graceful, black-and-white waterbird, the Common Tern is the most widespread tern in North America. It can be seen plunging from the air into water to catch small fish along rivers, lakes, and oceans.
Adult Description - Medium-sized tern - White with black cap - Tail long and deeply forked - Wings white with dark tips.
Juvenile with brownish head, and brown bars across back. Immature resembles winter adult, but has even darker primaries.
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