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Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) discovered by Marcel Roy (#563)

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Observed: June 4, 2011 @ 5:00 PM
Posted on: June 4, 2011 @ 6:27 PM (diff: 0 days)
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. Immature Description Juvenile with brownish head, and brown bars across back. Immature resembles winter adult, but has even darker primaries.

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