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River Tern

Sterna aurantia


River Terns are resident breeders along rivers in India. They are almost always found near freshwater sources. They breed from March to May in large colonies.


I observed this bird stretching and preening for a long time. The positions it took resembled yoga and pilates moves and was a treat to watch :)

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Radha 4 years ago

@Sachin -- thank you!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 4 years ago

Beautiful Snap,,

Radha 4 years ago

@EmilyMarino -- thank you! :-)

EmilyMarino 4 years ago

Love this! Makes me want to stretch too!

Radha 4 years ago

@Satyen -- Thank you!

Wild Things
Wild Things 4 years ago

Awesome series!

Radha 4 years ago

@Kranti, @Marta -- thank you :)

The MnMs
The MnMs 4 years ago

Beautiful spotting!

Kranti Dhiman
Kranti Dhiman 4 years ago

oh wow loved it :)

Karnataka, India

Lat: 13.43, Long: 75.57

Spotted on Jan 12, 2012
Submitted on Aug 7, 2013

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