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|After eating most of a ringed seal, this Arctic polar bear began to nap on the ice. Quickly a stealth Arctic Tern began to clean up the scraps. Darting back to her feast, the polar bear wasn't willing to share a bite, and soon she ate the rest of the seal including most of the marrow in the bones.|
From WHAT BIRD.COM
Arctic Tern: Medium-sized, slim tern with gray upperparts, black cap, white rump and throat, and pale gray underparts. Tail is deeply forked and white with dark edges on outer feathers. Bill is dark red, rarely tipped with black. Legs and feet are red. Sexes are similar. Winter adult has dark red or black bill, black cap restricted to back of head, white forehead and underparts, and black legs and feet. Juvenile has a white forehead in front of a partial black cap, black bill, red legs and feet, and white and gray mottled upperparts.
Range and Habitat
Arctic Tern: Breeds on arctic tundra from Aleutians, northern Alaska and across northern Canada and south to northern British Columbia, northern Manitoba, Quebec, and Massachusetts. Spends winters in Antarctica. Makes the furthest migration of all birds: travel up to 22,000 miles on each round trip. Arctic Terns see more daylight than any other living creature since they are in both Southern and Northern Hemispheres during periods of longest days. Found along seashores, on rocky or grass-covered coasts and islands, and on tundra in summer.
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