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Point Pelee National Park of Canada

Birds of Point Pelee National Park

Image of: Tern, Common
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Tern, Common
-Sterna hirundo Linnaeus

Crown and nape black; back and upper side of wings pearl grey; tips and outer webs of primaries dusky to silvery grey; tail forked, white with grey outer webs; under parts very pale greyish becoming white on chin, cheeks, under tail coverts and wing linings; bill red, usually with black tip; legs reddish. Adults (winter); similar but forehead white, a broad black patch extends from in front of eye around back of head; bill dusky red.