Forster's Tern - Sterna forsteri

Length 1.0-1.2 ft (31.8-35.6 cm)
Wingspan 2.4-2.7 ft (73.0-82.0 cm)
Weight 4.5-6.8 oz (127-193 g)
Clutch Size 2-8
Chicks at birth Semi-precocial
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern
Continents:NA, SA

The Forster's Tern breeds in North America and winters south to the Caribbean and northern South America. In their breeding plumage they have a black cap which becomes more of an thick eye-ring after breeding season. One of my favorite sites is seeing them hovering over the Bay and then diving in to catch a fish.

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