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Sooty Tern
Sterna fuscata





credit: Duncan Wright, USFWS


Adult has mostly white underparts, with subtly darker flight feathers, and mostly black upperparts, except for the white forehead. Note the deeply forked tail and long, dark bill. Juvenile is similar to adult, but black elements of plumage are sooty brown, as is forehead.

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