Arctic Tern

Sterna paradisaea

ML99025481


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S. K. Jones
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eBird Checklist S45445884
Jetty Park
Brevard, Florida, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 28.4065, -80.5925 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
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Observation details

Went back for better looks at ARTE. Continuing bird previously reported this morning and yesterday. All features match arctic tern (bill size, shape, and color, head shape, tail length). There is a somewhat confusing dark carpal bar on the ARTE we photographed, but by my reading, non-breeding ARTE does have a carpal bar (supposed to be not as prominent as COTE) - although cap, leg, and bill color indicate breeding bird. Not sure what to make of this. Beautiful bird anyway!

Technical Information

Model
COOLPIX P900
f-stop
f/6.5
Focal length
357 mm
Shutter speed
1/500 sec
ISO
360
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
761KB
Dimensions
3180 x 2120

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