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royal tern

  1. Royal Tern

    Royal Tern

    Large, coastal tern. Several seen loafing on the mudbanks mid-channel while others feeding over the water. (Additional flight shots of this species as requested by Barney!)
  2. Royal Tern

    Royal Tern

    Large, coastal tern - by far the most dominant tern numerically at this site. Many loafing on the shore/mudbanks while others commuting to the nearby ocean to feed. (Additional flight shots of this species as requested by Barney!)
  3. Royal Tern

    Royal Tern

    By far the most common tern species at this tidal, coastal site with many roosting on the part exposed mud with other smaller tern species and skimmers.
  4. Royal Tern

    Royal Tern

    Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus) non-breeding plumage.
  5. Royal Tern

    Royal Tern

    These large terns sporting a black crest are common residents along the Texas Coast. This is the nominate race. This species is monotypic. A smaller, slimmer, more yellow billed form breeding in West Africa has now been split into a separate species called "West African Crested Tern". Formerly...
  6. Royal Tern

    Royal Tern

    Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus)
  7. Royal Tern

    Royal Tern

    Credit goes to Kellen Apuna who originally found this rarity on 20 November. These large terns have a white forehead and crown in non-breeding plumage but they sport a black crest at all seasons. Note the larger, straighter bill compared to the similar Elegant Tern behind. This Royal Tern is an...
  8. Royal Tern

    Royal Tern

    Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus)
  9. Royal Tern

    Royal Tern

    Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus)
  10. Royal Tern

    Royal Tern

    Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus)
  11. Royal Tern

    Royal Tern

    On river bank with Caspian Terns
  12. What's up doc?

    What's up doc?

    A couple of Royal Terns
  13. Check out the ghost fish on the left......

    Check out the ghost fish on the left......

    I never saw that fish jump out.
  14. Shrimp for lunch!

    Shrimp for lunch!

    A Royal Tern I believe, taken on a beautiful day.
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    1B599DEF-2F51-401C-85D6-D8072D90A926.jpeg

    3 Royal Terns form a triumvirate to rule the southern beaches of Sanibel Island. Genuinely looks like they are taking in the sun and enjoying the water just as people were.
  16. Royal Tern

    Royal Tern

    A flyby at the beach
  17. Royal Tern

    Royal Tern

    These large terns sporting a black crest are common residents along the Texas Coast. Here is a pair mating. Formerly placed in the genus "Sterna."
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    Royal Tern.jpg

    Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus maximus)
  19. Sunset with Tern, Pelican, and Dolphin

    Sunset with Tern, Pelican, and Dolphin

    One of those days where you stay out on the water until the last minute.
  20. Evening Flight of Royal Tern

    Evening Flight of Royal Tern

    We were at the beach around sunset with lots of clouds when a group of Royal Tern arrived (even though only one is included here).
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    Royal Tern.JPG

    At SEA SEVERAL FEEDING DAILY
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    Royal-Terns.jpg

    It reminded me of a family where little brother was telling on his sibling. Taken on the beach at the day after witnessing a Falcon 9 blast off in an evening shot. (It was SO FUN to photograph the launch.)
  23. Royal Tern

    Royal Tern

    Seen Daily
  24. Royal Tern

    Royal Tern

    A Royal Tern in flight, Carova Beach, NC.
  25. ROYAL TERN

    ROYAL TERN

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