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Close up of Arctic tern (Sterna paradisaea) in nature. The Arctic tern (Sterna paradisaea) is a long-distance migrant, making a staggering annual round-trip  Arctic tern,Sterna paradisaea,United Kingdom,animal,arctic,attraction,avian,beak,bird,breeding,britain,british,chicks,coast,coastal,daytime,east,eel,england,english Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Excellent shot! You can tell from its body shape its designed for long distances. Posted one year ago

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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: Waders, Gulls, Auks, Etc.
Species identified by Julian Popov
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Uploaded Apr 22, 2020. Captured Jun 11, 2019 17:42 in Unnamed Road, Anstruther KY10 3AX, UK.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/9.0
  • 1/800s
  • ISO500
  • 420mm