Sandwich Tern Images, Facts and Information:
- Sandwich Terns are medium sized with white bodies, gray upperparts, black legs, black bills with a yellow tip and black caps that are shaggy.
- Sandwich Terns are primarily migratory though some populations are year round residents. They are found in North America along the Gulf and Atlantic Coasts.
- Their preferred habitats are bays, estuaries, seacoasts, exposed sandbars and mudflats.
- Sandwich Terns eat fish and some small invertebrates.
- Sandwich Terns lay 1 to 3 eggs which hatch in 21 to 29 days. Both sexes incubate and they are monogamous, colonial nesters.
- A group of Sandwich Terns is known as a “hogey”.
- Sandwich Terns can live to be 24 years of age.
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