Little Tern

Name: Little Tern

Scientific name: Sterna albifrons

Category: Birds

Nature Stars: 70

What are nature stars?

About: A small tern, about 25cm long. Silvery-grey above and white below, with a black cap and a white forehead. Tiny, yellowy-orange legs and yellow bill with a black tip. Little Terns nest on gravelly beaches in small colonies. They feed just offshore, hoverin

How to identify: Identified by the combination of tiny size, yellow bill with a black tip and black cap with a white forehead.

Where: A summer visitor to gravelly beaches around the coast.

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 70
  • Agility: 70
  • Rarity: 80
  • Cute factor: 60
  • Traveller: 80

Fantastic fact: During their courtship, the male will present the female with a fish as a gift. How romantic!

Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc


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comments

  • Foxalas
    • Date: 2010-02-19 14:00:35
    • Foxalas

    I have seen one!!