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    Sandwich Tern

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    Sandwich Tern

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

    A bird of marine coasts of the southeastern United States and the Caribbean, the Sandwich Tern is readily identified by its shaggy crest and yellow-tipped black bill.

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    Other Names
    • Charrán de Sandwich (Spanish)
    • Sterne caugek (French)
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