Scientific Name: Sterna albifrons Common Name: Little Tern
Identifying Features: yellow bill with black tip, yellow legs, white forehead, grey wings, white underparts
- It is strongly migratory, wintering in the subtropical and tropical oceans as far south as South Africa and Australia.
- little tern breeds in colonies on gravel or shingle coasts and islands. It lays two to four eggs on the ground. Like all white terns, it is defensive of its nest and young and will attack intruders.
This image was clicked by Duncan Cooke – via Flickr.
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