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The common tern (Sterna hirundo) is a seabird in the family Laridae. This bird has a circumpolar distribution, its four subspecies breeding in temperate and subarctic regions of Europe, Asia and North America. It is strongly migratory, wintering in coastal tropical and subtropical regions. Breeding adults have light grey upperparts, white to very light grey underparts, a black cap, orange-red legs, and a narrow pointed bill. Depending on the subspecies, the bill may be mostly red with a black tip or all black.
Differences between the American and Eurasian populations are minimal. American birds have a slightly shorter wing length on average, and the extent of the black tip on the upper mandible tends to be less than in birds from Scandinavia and further east in Eurasia.
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Great POV to catch this beautiful tern in a great light. Great colors and details.The catch light in the eye and the pose.Beautiful capture!
Have a great days!
Lovely shot, Marius. That perch is just incredible.
The movement of water is also well captured.
- [2017-09-14 13:09]
Hi Marius,small bird that i seen sometimes in my trips,elegant pose,fine details and perfect composition too,well done! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
- [2017-09-14 19:45]
A beautiful Common Tern captured in an attractive pose. Some feather detail was lost around the neck area due to harsh lighting, but otherwise nice detail. I love the slimy seaweed covered boulder which made a great looking perch. Rich colors and wonderful eye contact with a bit of catchlight visible. Well done!