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Royal Tern

Thalasseus maximus

Description:

Royal Tern:The Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus, syn. Sterna maxima is a seabird in the tern family Sternidae. This bird has two distinctive subspecies, T. m. maximus which lives on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the North and South America. ( wikipedia

Habitat:

The Royal Tern is found in Europe, Africa, the Americas, and the Caribbean islands. The Royal Tern lives on the coast and is only found where there is salt water, they do not live where there is fresh water. They tend to feed near the shore, close to the beach or in backwater bays. The Royal Tern's conservation status is listed as least concern, so there is little conservation efforts for the tern.(Wikipedia)

Notes:

Saw on the beach in Naples

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john.fermanis.sr
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john.fermanis.sr

Naples, Florida, USA

Spotted on Mar 5, 2014
Submitted on Mar 7, 2014

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