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Tern - New Jersey, USA (1 Viewer)

drsgeo

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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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Microtus

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.
 
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
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