Forster’s Tern Images

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Forster’s Tern Images, Facts and Information:

Sterna forsteri

  • Forster’s Terns are medium sized terns with white underparts and pale gray upperparts, short red legs, thin, orange bills with black tips and a black cap in breeding plumage. They have long, forked tails. In nonbreeding plumage they have a black comma shaped ear patch.
  • Forster’s Terns are migratory although it is the only tern found in North America throughout the year.
  • During the breeding season their preferred habit includes marshes with lots of open water and islands with vegetation.
  • Forster’s Terns eat fish and small arthropods.
  • Forster’s Terns lay 1 to 6 eggs which hatch in 23 to 25 days. Both sexes incubate and they are monogamous.
  • A group of terns can be called a “ternery” of terns.
  • Forster’s Terns can live up to 16 years.

I hope you enjoy viewing my Forster’s Tern photos.

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