Forster's Tern (Sterna forsteri)
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Title: Forster's Tern
Alternative Title: Sterna forsteri
Creator: Karney, Lee
Source: WO-Lee Karney-2296
Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contributor: DIVISION OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Language: EN - ENGLISH
Rights: (public domain)
Subject: Tern, Terns, Seabirds
Table Of Contents: Breeding adult is snow white below, pale gray above, with black cape and nape; mostly orange bill, orange legs and feet. Wingbeat much slower than in Roseate Tern. Legs and bill longer than in Common and Arctic Terns. It feeds on insects but also dives for small fish.
Available: April 05 2004
Issued: March 26 2004
Modified: April 05 2004