The Arctic tern is a tern in the family Laridae. This bird has a circumpolar breeding distribution covering the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions of Europe, Asia, and North America . The species is strongly migratory, seeing two summers each year as it migrates along a convoluted route from its northern breeding grounds to the Antarctic coast for the southern summer and back again about six months later.
Similar species: Shorebirds And Allies
Uploaded Jun 25, 2018. Captured in Unnamed Road, Anstruther KY10 3AX, UK.