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Forster's Tern

Forster's Tern
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Copyright: Manyee Desandies (manyee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot SX210IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-08 14:34
Viewed: 2650
Points: 4
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Forster's Tern
Sterna forsteri

Adult Description
A medium-sized tern.
White with black cap.
Tail long and deeply forked.
Wings very white in most plumages.
Legs orange and relatively long.

Cool Facts
Forster's Tern is the only tern restricted almost entirely to North America throughout the year.
Spawning common carp are so vigorous that they can dislodge Forster's Tern eggs from floating nests.
Forster's and Black terns breed near each other in marshes. Wandering semi-precocial young may account for observations of each species feeding the other's young.


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HI Manyee,
this bird is wonderful and I love the long tail and the red legs.
First I had to translate the word "tern" because I realy thought this is a gull, haha, I'm not so firm with sea-birds, the next sea from my area is located 700 km away ;-)
You captured this one with warm light and excellent sharpness. I love the lightpoint in the eye.
Thanks and have a wonderful sunday
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Manyee,
Certainly, the best of this picture are the fantastic colors and has good light balance and contrast, that did it. Good work, Thanks for sharing! TFS, Regards, Jesús

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