Royal Tern

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Royal Tern

Thalasseus maximus
  • ORDER: Charadriiformes
  • FAMILY: Laridae
Basic Description

A large, orange-billed tern, the Royal Tern is found only along ocean beaches.

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Other Names
  • Charrán Real (Spanish)
  • Sterne royale (French)
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