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Common Tern

Sterna hirundo

ML58671541


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Wyatt Egelhoff
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eBird Checklist S36998973
Maxwell NWR--Lake 13
Colfax, New Mexico, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 36.5811, -104.5828 Map

Age
Adult
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding

Comments

Observation details

Both foraging in the SE corner of Lake 13. Petite mostly white terns, with black crowns and deeply forked, white tails. Bills thin and red (one bird's bill was slightly more orange) with dusky tip. Dusky primaries formed a clear triangle on one individual. The other showed less dusky, but it was not the thin edge I would expect for an Arctic (this bird's dark coloration in the primaries was much more extensive). Powder gray underparts and upperparts. Head white (aside for the crown). Silent.

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