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Caspian Tern

Hydroprogne caspia


Largest of all terns, the size of a seagull. Black legs, black cap, long orange bill.


Terns are seabirds found throughout the world -- and this tern's distribution is scattered all around including North America, where they are found around ocean coasts and the Great Lakes.

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Liam 8 years ago
Caspian Tern
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alina 8 years ago

thank you everyone!

Liam 8 years ago

Hi Alina, aside from size, the large bill and lack of long, stringy outer tail feathers eliminates Common and Arctic.

Hema 8 years ago

size. Largest of all Terns.

alina 8 years ago

Liam, how can you tell that it's a Caspian Tern and not a Common Tern or an Arctic Tern? What gives it away?

Nature Chick
Nature Chick 8 years ago

Tern? Of some kind

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Jun 9, 2013
Submitted on Jun 18, 2013

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