Name: Little Tern
Scientific name: Sterna albifrons
Nature Stars: 70
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.
Fantastic fact: During their courtship, the male will present the female with a fish as a gift. How romantic!
Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc