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Royal Tern. Sterna sandvicensis

Royal Tern. Sterna sandvicensis.
16-18" (40-53 cm). A large tern, slimmer than Caspian, with a large orange bill. (Caspian´s is redder). Tail deeppl...
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Royal Tern. Sterna sandvicensis.
16-18" (40-53 cm). A large tern, slimmer than Caspian, with a large orange bill. (Caspian´s is redder). Tail deepply forked. Although some Royal Terns in spring show a solid cap, they usually have much white on the forehead, the black feathers forming a crest.
Voice Keer, higher than Caspian´s note; also kaak or Kak.
Range; Coasts of se.US, nw Mexico, W. Indies, w. Africa. Winters s. US. to Argentina; w.Africa.
Habitat; Coasts, sandy beaches, salt bays.
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