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Least Tern, Sterna antillarum
Least Tern, Sterna antillarum. Status: State: Endangered. Federal: Not listed.
Interior Least Tern
With human help, terns rediscover their Isles of Shoals home
bers of common terns, wheeling in the stiff, salty breeze.
Terns: Wildlife Notebook Series - Alaska Department of Fish and
Terns are slim and graceful waterbirds, quite similar to gulls. In fact belong to the same family, Laridae, although terns have their own subfamily, Sterninae.
A phylogenetic framework for the terns (Sternini) inferred from
the noddies (Anous) and the white tern (Gygis alba) are probably most representative of ancestral ognize the terns as a subfamily, Sterninae (e.g.

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Trouble in seabird paradise
After Tropical Storm Irene, a Bounty for Birdwatchers
She also spotted a dozen royal terns resting on the beach and a black-necked stilt in a pool created by the storm — a species rarely found so far north. The mile-long stretch of beach in the Rockways where Ms.
JOAN CARSON | Terns fly better than they ... croak
That's what comes to mind when you hear a tern calling. In fact, these birds are often heard before they are seen. To the casual observer this gull-like bird that looks and acts much like a gull could very well be a gull.
New islands to lure terns away from Columbia River
Birdwatchers Freak Out Over Post-Irene Rare Bird Sightings
“Usually, a storm produces two sooty terns and a jaeger, but we're getting multiple sooty terns, bridled terns, Caspian terns, royal terns and Leach's storm-petrels,” chimed in an UES bird photographer. “It's just a whole potpourri.

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Tern - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Terns are seabirds in the family Sternidae, previously considered a subfamily ( Sterninae) of the gull family Laridae (van Tuinen et al., 2004).
Common Tern, Identification, All About Birds - Cornell Lab of
Learn how to identify Common Tern, its life history, cool facts, sounds and calls, and watch videos.
Least Tern, Identification, All About Birds - Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Terns - Bay Field Guide - Chesapeake Bay Program
Terns are graceful, streamlined water birds that vary in appearance depending on age and season. Five species of terns can be found in the Bay watershed.
Tern family

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