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The royal tern (Thalasseus maximus) is a tern in the family Laridae.
This bird has two distinctive subspecies: T. m. maximus which lives on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the North and South America, and the slightly smaller T. m. albididorsalis which lives on the coast of West Africa. The royal tern has a red-orange bill and a black cap during the breeding season, but in the winter the cap becomes patchy. The royal tern is found in Europe, Africa, the Americas, and the Caribbean islands. The royal tern lives on the coast and is only found near salt water. They tend to feed near the shore, close to the beach or in backwater bays.

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  • Copyright: Gerrit van der Linden (Gerrit) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6010 W: 93 N: 9844] (56175)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2019-03-03
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/0.8, 1/333 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2019-08-31 4:52
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