Little Tern Sternula albifrons
(aka Sterna albifrons)
The Little Tern breeds in Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. Some populations nearer the tropics are sedentary but the most northerly populations migrate south during the winter with European birds migrating to Africa.
|The birds shown here are in
breeding plumage which shows a white forehead and a black line
running through the eye. The bill is normally yellow with a black
tip as in photo 2 but can also be entirely yellow as in photo
For photos of birds in non-breeding plumage see my Australian page.
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