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Merlin Bird ID

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    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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