Inca Tern - Schistochlamys melanopis

Length 1.3-1.4 ft (39.0-42.0 cm)
Wingspan 2.0 ft (60.0 cm)
Weight 6.3-7.4 oz (180-210 g)
Clutch Size 1-2
Chicks at birth Semi-precocial
IUCN Conservation Status Near Threatened

The Inca Tern is found on the coasts of Peru and Chile and is restricted to the Humboldt Current. Both sexes are similar and the adult is mostly slate-gray with white on the facial plumes and the edges of the wings. The bill and legs are dark red. Immature birds are purple-brown.

They primarily eat small fish such as anchovies by diving into the water and grabbing the fish.

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