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Least Tern

Sterna antillarum


Small tern. During breeding, black cap ending at white forehead. Short white eyestripe. Bill yellow with black tip. Back light gray. Underside white. Black leading edge to wing. In nonbreeding plumage has black eyestripe extending to back of head, white top of head, and black bill.


Seacoasts, beaches, bays, estuaries, lagoons, lakes and rivers, breeding on sandy or gravelly beaches and banks of rivers or lakes.

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Many thanks HemantKumar! They are so much fun to watch :)

HemantKumar 7 years ago

superb well done,

Aww, thank you Noah Citizen!

Noah Citizen
Noah Citizen 7 years ago


Many thanks Maria, Ava and Karen!

KarenL 7 years ago

Wonderful series Lorelei!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

Lovely series!

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

wonderful series!

Hampton Bays, New York, USA

Lat: 40.86, Long: -72.52

Spotted on May 28, 2012
Submitted on May 28, 2012

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