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Indian River Tern

Sterna aurantia


Indian River Terns are listed as near threatened on the IUCN Red List due to pollution driving them out of their natural freshwater habitat. They nest in scrapes in sandbanks in rivers.


Freshwater streams; very rarely present in tidal creeks.

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duttagupta35504 6 years ago

Thank you Karan Raghwa! And yes it was very cute with its eyes closed, Marta RubioTexeira. I think I have some of its open eyes - I'll see if I can find them!

Karan Raghwa
Karan Raghwa 6 years ago

Great shot

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

Lovely shot with her eye closed .-)

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Karnataka, India

Spotted on Jan 26, 2015
Submitted on Jan 26, 2015

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