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|The Antarctic Tern (Sterna vittata) is a typical tern. It ranges throughout the southern oceans. It is very similar in appearance to the closely related Arctic Tern, but is stockier, and the wing tips are grey instead of blackish in flight. It is, of course, in breeding plumage in the southern summer, when Arctic has moulted to its non-breeding appearance.|
Breeding takes place from mid-November to early December. Chicks hatch from December to February. Skuas and jaegers are the primary predators of this bird's eggs and young.
The total global population of this bird is around 140000 individuals.
This photo is taken in Melchior Island in Antarctica. Cropped format.
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- [2008-03-25 16:39]
Quina meravella, un POV ben buscat i la llum perfecta, bona feina Ferran!! Salutacions. Carme.
- [2008-03-25 17:51]
Perfect and lovely capture of this beauty. TFS.
Lovely shot of a beautiful bird with a lovely pose! Fine POV, excellent DOF & framing too. TFS. Regards,