Roseate Tern

Other Names: none

Distribution: tropical coasts worldwide.

Roseate Tern distribution range map

Description:

Size: 33-36 cm in length with a 67-76 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Generally white with a black cap and pale gray back and wings. The legs are red to orange, the bill is pink with a black tip, and the eyes are black.

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Roseate Tern

Roseate Tern

Bill Shape
all-purpose
Regions
alabama
connecticut
delaware
florida
illinois
indiana
louisiana
maine
maryland
massachusetts
michigan
mississippi
new brunswick
new hampshire
new jersey
new york
north carolina
nova scotia
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
south carolina
texas
Tail Shape
forked-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Action
perching
Behavior
forays
Markings
eye
plain
wingbands
Sounds
clear
melodious
Location
low perching
north in summer
Habitat
Forests
Oceans
Color
gray
green
yellow
white
Body Shape
gull
Size
medium
small
Order
waders, shorebirds, seabirds - charadriiformes
gulls, terns, skimmers - bird family: Laridae, order: Charadriiformes
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species