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Thalasseus sandvicensis / Sterna sandvicensis
This sandwich tern was spotted amongst a group of gulls, skimmers, and other terns. It is in its winter coloration. Only the foreground tern is a sandwich tern.
The sandwich tern is protected in the USA under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Sandw...
Lat: 27.79, Long: -82.79
Spotted on Jan 17, 2012
Submitted on Jan 19, 2012