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Antarctic Tern (Sterna vittata), South Georgia

Antarctic Tern (Sterna vittata), South Georgia

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Uploaded 15 Jan 2017 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2017
From collection: South Georgia
Taken by: Peter Prokosch
The Antarctic tern ranges throughout the southern oceans. It is very similar in appearance to the closely related Arctic tern, but is stockier, and the wing tips are grey instead of blackish in flight. It is, of course, in breeding plumage in the southern summer, when the Arctic tern has moulted to its non-breeding plumage.
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