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Point Pelee National Park of Canada

Birds of Point Pelee National Park

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Tern, Arctic (Provincial Rarety)
-Sterna paradisaea Pontoppidan

Very similar to Common Tern but legs (tarsi) shorter; bill of breeding adults of a deeper red and without (usually) a dusky tip; under parts more distinctly grey, this extending farther up on lower face. Adults in winter plumage have forehead and front of crown whitish, under parts white, blackish bill and feet.