Adult Common Tern

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Colouring Grey body, black head, red beak and legs
Voice Grating and thin
Feeds on Fish and aquatic invertebrates
Flight Steady and relaxed
Nesting Ground
Social Flocks
Adult Common Tern
Adult Common Tern
Page Last Updated 11/7/2019 4:20:02 PM
Base Information
Sex Both
Age Adult
Status Secure
Order Charadriiformes
Family Sternidae
Species Sterna hirundo
Category Terns
StdName Common Tern
Vital Statistics
Length 12.2 to 13.8 ins
Weight 3.2 to 5.3 ozs
Wingspan 32.3 to 37.4 ins
Lifespan 1 to 10 years
Beak Length Medium
Beak Width Narrow
Beak Shape General
Tail Length Medium
Distribution YCommon RRare VVery Rare NNot Seen
Region EUYEurope
Region NAYNorth America
Country USYUnited States
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Bird Id - Bird Identification - Adult Common Tern (Species=Sterna hirundo / Standard Name=Common Tern)