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In Flight


In Flight
Photo Information
Copyright: Sanjoy Adak (wildsanju) (109)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-11-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 300mm f/4D IF-ED-Nikon TC14EII
Exposure: f/5.2, 1/120 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-04 21:43
Viewed: 3452
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybridus) is a seabird of the tern family Sternidae. This bird has a number of geographical races, differing mainly in size.

The size, black cap, strong bill (2934 mm in males, 2527 mm and stubbier in females, with a pronounced gonys) and more positive flight recall Common or Arctic Tern.

In winter, the forehead becomes white and the body plumage a much paler grey. Juvenile Whiskered Terns have a ginger scaly back, and otherwise look much like winter adults. The first winter plumage is intermediate between juvenile and adult winter, with patchy ginger on the back.

The Whiskered tern eats small fish, amphibians, insects and crustaceans.


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very very good moment scene photo!
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