White Tern - Gygis alba

Length 9.8-11.8 in (25.0-30.0 cm)
Wingspan 2.5-2.6 ft (76.0-80.0 cm)
Weight 3.2-4.6 oz (92-130 g)
Clutch Size 1
Chicks at birth Semi-precocial
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

The White Tern is also known as the Common White Tern, the Angel Tern and the White Noddy. They are found on islands in the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean. I only saw these birds early in the morning or late afternoon from my hotel on Oahu, HI. Thus, not a lot of good pictures.

It was recently named Honolulu's official bird and in Hawaiian it is called manu-o-Ku. It is also known as the Fairy Tern. They can live up to 17 years. They diet consists of small fish which they catch by plunge diving.

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