Black-bellied Tern

Scientific Name: Sterna acuticauda
Common Name: Black-bellied Tern

Identifying Features: orange feet, orange-yellow beak, black belly, pale grey wings, white neck, pale grey breast

Fun Facts:

  • It does not nest colonially but may nest with other birds.
  • Feeds on insects and small fish, skimming over the surface of the water and ground to pick up insects, and plunging obliquely into the water to feed on crustaceans, tadpoles and fish.


This image was clicked by Ashesh Rathor – via Flickr.

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