Thursday, December 22, 2016

Sandwich Tern

 Sandwich Tern (Sterna sandvicensis) is one of six species of crested tern.  Spotted here in Punta Gorda....slender black bill with yellow tip.

I suspect this is one of the southern and Caribbean subspecies, Sterna sanvicensis acuflavida.  

Although not uncommon, and of least concern....I rarely see them among the SW Florida terns.

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