Scientific Name: Chlidonias leucopterus Common Name: White-winged Tern, White-winged black tern
Identifying Features: red legs, black bill, white wings, black head, black belly and neck
- These birds do not dive for fish, but fly slowly over the water to surface-pick items and catch insects in flight. They mainly eat insects and small fish.
- They usually nest either on floating vegetation in a marsh or on the ground very close to water, laying 2-4 eggs in a nest.
This image was clicked by Sveinn Jonsson – via Flickr.
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