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.
· Helm Field Guides- Birds of the West Indies by H. Raffaele, J. Wiley, O. Garrido, A. Keith, J. Raffaele