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Taxonomy: Order Charadriiformes >> Family Laridae >> Genus Thalasseus


Sandwich Tern (Unique ID: 13021)

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Species: Sandwich Tern (Thalasseus sandvicensis)
Location: ---, , Aruba
Age: adult     Plumage: basic/non-breeding     Activity: perching/standing
Sex: ---     Visibility: full body     Quantity: single
Photographer: Judd Patterson     Date: December 25, 2018
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D Mark II and Canon 500mm f/4L IS     Megapixels: 15.0

Notes: The eurygnatha subspecies nests along the South American coast and is known as the Cayenne Tern. It has a distinctive yellow bill (instead of the black bill only tipped with yellow) and is endangered with an estimated population between 5,000-7,000 birds.


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