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Gull-billed Tern

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Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
  • ORDER: Charadriiformes
  • FAMILY: Laridae

Basic Description

A medium-sized tern with broader wings and a thicker bill than most other terns, the Gull-billed Tern is found along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States and very southern California.

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Other Names

  • Pagaza Piconegra (Spanish)
  • Sterne hansel (French)
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