Black Tern

Occurring inland in summer and by the sea in winter, this bird flies over water to feed. It dips down to pick insects and small fish from the surface, without diving. Breeding colonies arc-located on shallow lakes and flooded marshes.

• NliST An untidy heap of waterplants, lined with finer material, floating on the water, or situated at the water's edge.

• DISTRIBUTION Breeds across North America and Europe to mid-Siberia. Winters as far south as NAV.

long, slender wings for agile flight while feeding from water surface short legs

Plumage Sexcs a|ikc

Migration Mij,ram

Family lar,dae

Species Sterna caspia

Winter

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