Caspian Tern

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Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
  • ORDER: Charadriiformes
  • FAMILY: Laridae

Basic Description

As large as a big gull, the Caspian Tern is the largest tern in the world. Its large coral red bill makes it one of the most easily identified terns throughout its worldwide range.

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Other Names

  • Pagaza Piquirroja (Spanish)
  • Sterne caspienne (French)
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