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2010-01-12 14:10:00

Arctic terns migrating south for winter often take a rest for a few days off the coast of Newfoundland, before continuing their long journey south, according to the Associated Press. The region where the small birds take their break was disclosed for the first time on Tuesday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. While the migration from the Arctic to the Antarctic is a well-known journey for the Arctic tern, the stopover point had been previously unknown by scientists and bird...

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2008-06-16 12:30:00

A major initiative to create alternative nesting sites for the largest colony of Caspian terns in the world "“ and to help protect juvenile salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River "“ is finding early success.A recent survey of a new nesting site at Crump Lake in southern Oregon, which was just constructed in February by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, found more than 135 nesting pairs of Caspian terns, as well as more than a thousand pairs of gulls and two nesting pairs of...


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2009-04-07 18:48:47

The Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia, formerly Hydroprogne tschegrava) is a species of bird with an extensive range, but scattered distribution. It is found in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. In North America it is found on large lakes and ocean coasts. In Europe it is found mainly around the Baltic Sea and the Black Sea. North American birds migrate to southern coasts, the West Indies and northern South America. European and Asian birds migrate to the Old...

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2006-02-22 13:32:44

The White-winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus) - sometimes referred to as the White-winged Black Tern - is a small tern. The name 'White-winged Tern' is the standard in most English-speaking countries; in Britain, this name is also the one used by the formal ornithological recording authorities, but the older alternative 'White-winged Black Tern' is still frequent in popular use. Summer adults have short red legs and a short black bill, a black head, neck and belly, very dark grey back,...

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2006-02-22 13:23:05

The Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybridus) is a seabird of the tern family Sternidae and is the largest of all marsh terns. This bird has a number of geographical races, differing mainly in size and minor plumage details. C. h. hybridus breeds in the warmer parts of Europe and Asia. The smaller-billed and darker C. h. delalandii is found in east and south Africa, and the paler C. h. javanicus from Java to Australia. The tropical forms are resident, but European and Asian birds are known...

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2006-02-22 12:45:18

The Sooty Tern (Sterna fuscata) is a seabird of the tern family Sternidae. It can be found in tropical oceans and it breeds on islands throughout the equatorial zone. This bird is migratory, wintering more widely through the tropical oceans. It prefers more marine habitats compared to most terns. This species is an extremely rare vagrant to Western Europe, although a bird was present at Cemlyn Bay, Wales for 11 days in July 2005. Sooty Terns are social and breed in colonies on rocky or...

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2006-02-22 12:33:56

The Bridled Tern (Sterna anaethetus) is a seabird of the tern family Sternidae. It is found in tropical oceans: the Atlantic race breeds in Mexico, the Caribbean and west Africa, and other races around Arabia and in southeast Asia and Australasia. This migratory bird is dispersive and winters more widely through the tropical oceans. It has markedly marine habits compared to most terns. This species is a rare vagrant to Western Europe. This species breeds in colonies on rocky islands...

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