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California Least Tern

Sterna antillarum browni


Smallest of the American terns. Orange bill with black tip. Breeding plumage is black crown that falls below the eye to the back of neck with a V shaped patch of white of forhead. Back and wings are light grey with dark leading edge on wings. White underside.


Shoreline, estuaries, rivers and lakes


Few breeding sites in the SF Bay Area.

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1 Comment

Kya 7 years ago

Cool curve.

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Hayward, California, USA

Spotted on May 5, 2013
Submitted on May 6, 2013

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