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Black Tern

Chlidonias niger ORDER: CHARADRIIFORMES FAMILY: LARIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A small dark, graceful tern of freshwater marshes, the Black Tern eats insects as well as fish.

Calls

Call a short "kik."

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