Investigate the physical characteristics that set this bird apart from the gulls it is often mistaken for. The Common Tern is relatively small, feeding mostly on small fish, which it captures in swift drops into the water, often completely submerging itself.
This bird is subject to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and remains under the stewardship of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It can be borrowed for wildlife conservation, ecology, biology, scientific, or educational purposes. There may be limits on other, non-educational uses. Please contact us if you have any questions.