Black Tern

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Black Tern

Chlidonias niger
  • ORDER: Charadriiformes
  • FAMILY: Laridae
Basic Description

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

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Other Names
  • Charrán Negro (Spanish)
  • Guifette noire (French)
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