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Tern, Common

Roberts No: 327

Medium sized sea tern. Rump pale grey, tail grey-white. Dark on primaries forming dark wedge on upper wing. Dark carpal bar. Gregarious. Plunge dives for food from about 3m. More numerous than other terns on the lagoon in summer and may be seen off Leisure Isle.

Family Name:
Sterna hirundo
Common Name:
Tern, Common
31 to 35cm
Non-bredding Summer Visitor