Common Tern
Sterna hirundo
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In breeding plumage the common tern has a black-tipped red bill and tail streamers. Adults have red legs and feet; juveniles, grey. Click the above image to see several enlargements. Roseate and lesser crested terns are also seen in these photos. The upper photo was taken on Fungu Zinga; the rest, on Maziwe Island. Click the photo above to see thirteen enlargements including breeding and non-breeding adults.
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Last Update this page: 7-23-15