Caspian Tern

I'his is the largest tern, with a heavy bill, slow flight, and loud raspy calls. It flies over water and plunge-dives to catch fish and shrimps. Sea coasts, islands, and large lakes are its chief habitats. It nests mainly in colonies, but sometimes in single pairs.

• NliST A hollow scraped by the feet anil formed by body pressure, either bare or sparsely lined with plant materials.

• DISTRIBUTION Breeds in North America, Eurasia, Africa, and Australia. Winter range extends into N. South America and E. Asia.

Winter

Summer

Plumage Sexes alike

Migration M|i,r,,m bill of a plunge-diver short legs, not often used for running or walking

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