White Tern - Gygis alba
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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.