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 is courtesy of Per Holmen. the 3rd row photo was taken on Fungu Zinga; the others, on Maziwe Island and Pembe Abwe. Click the photo above to see 18 enlargements including breeding and non-breeding adults, juveniles and flight.
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-21 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
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Ingrid Eggert, Paul Oliver, Per Holmen

Last Update this page: 3-20-21