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Caspian Tern

(Hydroprogne caspia)
German name(s): "Raubseeschwalbe"
Size: 48-60 cm; wing span: 1.25-1.45 m
Weight: 530-780 g

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Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Caspian Tern at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

Sex unknown

BREEDING

Near-frontal view of a Caspian Tern in breeding plumage in flight (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Sado estuary, Setubal, Portugal, April 2019]

Near-dorsal view of a Caspian Tern in breeding plumage in flight (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Sado estuary, Setubal, Portugal, April 2019]

Near-dorsal view of a Caspian Tern in breeding plumage in flight, different phase of the wing beat (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Sado estuary, Setubal, Portugal, April 2019]

NON-BREEDING

Distant lateral view of a Caspian Tern in non-breeding plumage resting amongst a flock of Black-headed Gulls
(photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Tejo estuary, Portugal, January 2018]

Photos of Caspian Terns were also taken by us in Australia.

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