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Tern - New Jersey, USA (1 Viewer)


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I'm still having trouble with my Terns. I took this picture at the Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor, NJ two weeks ago, and narrowed it down to Common or Forster's. When I try to practice by identifying tern pictures on the web, I seem to still get it wrong much of the time. Any thoughts on this one?


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Maryland USA (he/him)
United States
It's a Common Tern. The tail doesn't project beyond the folded wings, the bill is pretty red, and the primaries are darker than Forster's.

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