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The Sandwich Tern has a black bill with a yellow tip.
Annual passage migrant mostly to the south coast of the British Isles
This species has in the past been included in the genus Sterna.
Six subspecies are recognized:
Prefers sandy seashore but also overwinters near inland waters (lagoons, marshes, lakes, rivers etc).
The diet consists mostly of insects, but also feeds on frogs and small mammals.
Breeds colonially in a variety of habitats: lakes, fresh and saline marshes. Also mountain lakes to a height of around 2000m.
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