Adult Arctic Tern

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Colouring Grey body, black head, red beak and legs
Voice Grating and sharp
Feeds on Fish and insects
Flight Relaxed and bouyant
Nesting Ground
Social Flocks
Adult Arctic Tern
Page Last Updated 1/2/2020 3:50:01 PM
Base Information
Sex Both
Age Adult
Status Secure
Order Charadriiformes
Family Sternidae
Species Sterna paradisaea
Category Terns
StdName Arctic Tern
Vital Statistics
Length 12.6 to 13.8 ins
Weight 2.8 to 3.9 ozs
Wingspan 31.5 to 37.4 ins
Lifespan 1 to 10 years
Beak Length Short
Beak Width Medium
Beak Shape General
Tail Length Long
Distribution YCommon RRare VVery Rare NNot Seen
Region EUYEurope
Region NAYNorth America
Country USYUnited States
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