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Sandwich Terns

Thalasseus sandvicensis

Habitat:

Seacoasts, bays, estuaries, and mudflats of the southeastern United States and the Caribbean, occasionally ocean far from land.

Notes:

The juvenile on the right was apparently being weaned by the parent. It was begging for food among a large mixed flock of mostly laughing gulls and pelicans this morning in Miami Beach. Curiously within same flock a family of Royal Terns was involved in the same behavior. See this spotting: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/164...

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LivanEscudero
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LivanEscudero

Miami Beach, Florida, USA

Spotted on Sep 3, 2017
Submitted on Sep 3, 2017

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