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.

More ID Info
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Other Names
  • Charrán Patinegro (Spanish)
  • Sterne caugek (French)
  • Cool Facts

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