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Point Pelee National Park of Canada

Birds of Point Pelee National Park

Image of: Tern, Least
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Tern, Least (Provincial Rarety)
-Sterna antillarum (Lesson)


A tiny tern similar in general colouration to the much larger Common Tern, but in breeding plumage bill and legs are orange-yellow, and the black cap has a large white forehead patch, leaving only a narrow black bar between eye and base of bill. In any plumage diminutive size distinguishes it from other terns.

 


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