Sterna maxima

Sterna maxima
Royal Tern

Sterna maxima: Taxonomy | Photographs

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Sterna maxima Sterna maxima - The birds in the foreground are Royal Terns. The solid black caps on some of the terns extending from the bill to the back of the head is typical for early summer, though throughout most of the year, their foreheads are white. The birds in the background are Black Skimmers (Rynchops niger).
Venice, FL
March 23, 2002
Photo contributed by Pat Lamond
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Photo added to site: Apr 2 2002