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|From my recent one week holiday in Cuba|
Done in the lagune at walking distance from the hotel in Cayo Gulliermo - Cuba
I found a bit difficult to get a good in flight picture of this bird. It is as big as a dove and flies very, very fastů
Sterna antillarum Order CHARADRIIFORMES - Family LARIDAE - Subfamily Sterninae
The smallest of American Terns, the Least Tern is found nesting on sandy beaches along the southern coasts of the United States and up the major river systems far into the interior of the continent.
topSmall tern. During breeding, black cap ending at white forehead. Short white eyestripe. Bill yellow with black tip. Back light gray. Underside white. Black leading edge to wing. In nonbreeding plumage has black eyestripe extending to back of head, white top of head, and black bill.
Size: 21-23 cm (8-9 in)
Wingspan: 48-53 cm (19-21 in)
Weight: 30-45 g (1.06-1.59 ounces)
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- [2008-09-13 23:54]
Excellent in-flight shot of this Tern, beautiful colours, superb detail, love the eye catch and the POV, really stands out well against that natural sky,
Cheers Rick :)
Great in-flight shot, wonderfully sharp and nicely composed.