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    Roseate Tern

    Sterna dougallii
    • ORDER: Charadriiformes
    • FAMILY: Laridae
    Basic Description

    A medium-sized tern similar in appearance to several other species, the Roseate Tern is primarily a tropical bird. It breeds across the globe in tropical oceans, and reaches into the temperate zone in the northern Atlantic, where it breeds in scattered localities.

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    Other Names
    • Charrán Rosado (Spanish)
    • Sterne de Dougall (French)
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