Common Tern

photo by Tony Hisgett

Scientific classification

Order

Charadriiformes

Family

Laridae

Subfamily

Sterna

Species

hirundo

Appearance

* Medium sized bird with light grey upperparts and white underparts
* Black cap, red pointed bill and long deeply forked tail
* Size: about 35 cm

Habitat

Open waters and coastal areas

Countries

Africa
Americas
Asia
Europe
Oceania

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