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Roseate Tern

(Sterna dougallii)
Size: 33-36 cm; wing span: 67-76 cm
Weight: 75-120 g

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Roseate Tern at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "gracilis"

ADULT

NON-BREEDING

Frontal view of a Roseate Tern in non-breeding plumage (right; note the red legs), together with non-breeding Whiskered Terns (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Lee Point, Darwin, NT, July 2018]

Lateral view of a Roseate Tern in non-breeding plumage (centre; note the red legs, the long thin bill and the pinkish hue on the belly), together with a non-breeding Common Tern (right) and a Lesser Crested Tern (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Lee Point, Darwin, NT, July 2018]

Frontal view of a Roseate Tern in non-breeding plumage taking off (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Lee Point, Darwin, NT, July 2018]

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