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