Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Bird #64: Common Tern






Common Name:
Common Tern

Scientific Name:
Sterna hirundo           

Description:
13-16 inches; black cap; black nape; tail deeply forked with elongated outer tail feather; underparts whitish. Breeding: bill reddish orange with black tip; upperparts light silver-grey; black outer primaries; legs reddish orange. Non-breeding: Black legs. Juvenile: upperparts brownish; white fore head.

Habitat:
Coastlines

Statue:
Migrant

References:
Websites
·         Wikipedia
·         ARKIVE