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The Indian River Tern or just River Tern (Scientific name: Sterna aurantia). This is a medium-sized tern, 38–43 cm long with dark grey upper-parts, white underparts, a forked tail with long flexible streamers, and long pointed wings. The bill is yellow and the legs red. It has a black cap in breeding plumage. In the winter the cap is greyish white, flecked and streaked with black, there is a dark mask through the eye, and the tip of the bill becomes dusky. (Wiki) Clicked at Ranganathittu in Oct/2015

2015-10-05

River Terns

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