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Sandwich Tern

Sterna sandvicensis

Description:

A bird of marine coasts of the southeastern United States and the Caribbean, the Sandwich Tern is readily identified by its shaggy crest and yellow-tipped black bill. Adult non-breeding.

Habitat:

Seacoasts, bays, estuaries, and mudflats, occasionally ocean far from land.

Notes:

Cool Facts: • The two subspecies of Sandwich Tern breeding in North America and Eurasia have black bills with yellow tips. A third subspecies known at the "Cayenne Tern" is found in the southern Caribbean and the Atlantic Coast of South America. It has an all yellow bill. - http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Sandw...

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15 Comments

LaurieWinters
LaurieWinters 9 years ago

Thanks Liam!

Liam
Liam 10 years ago

Awesome photos! My favorite tern.

LaurieWinters
LaurieWinters 10 years ago

Thank you - Karen, Diganta and Putra.

Putra Ramadhan
Putra Ramadhan 10 years ago

i like the colour

DigantaGogoi
DigantaGogoi 10 years ago

beautiful............!!!!!!

KarenL
KarenL 10 years ago

Lovely!

LaurieWinters
LaurieWinters 10 years ago

Thank you - surekha, Ava and Alice for the nice comments.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 10 years ago

Very Nice Series!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 10 years ago

I love that picture with the skimmers; red bills, yellow bills -- very festive.

surekha
surekha 10 years ago

Great shots!

LaurieWinters
LaurieWinters 10 years ago

Thanks, Sachin!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 10 years ago

nice photo shoot

LaurieWinters
LaurieWinters 10 years ago

Thank you, Satyen and birdlady!

birdlady6000
birdlady6000 10 years ago

Great spotting and photos!

Wild Things
Wild Things 10 years ago

Wow! Beautiful bird.

LaurieWinters
Spotted by
LaurieWinters

St. Petersburg, Florida, USA

Spotted on Nov 6, 2011
Submitted on Nov 8, 2011

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