Birds of Colombia

    CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae (Gulls, Terns and Skimmers)  
Genus: Sterna (1 species, 13 worldwide)


Common Tern
Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)
Miami, Florida, United States
  In breeding plumage looks like a Forster's Tern. Look for black in the wings on the Common Tern, seen on the tips here. The Common Tern has a black bill in non-breeding plumage. The Common Tern, unlike others, is often far out at sea, and not on the beach.
   


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