Monday, February 6, 2017

White Fronted Tern

White fronted tern NZ

Hunch your shoulders
Against the chill wind
Cover your neck as well

The white-fronted tern or tara (Sterna striata) is the most common tern living along New Zealand coasts, and on the Chatham and Auckland islands. They have a narrow white band between their black cap and bill. Their body and sharply forked tail are white, and their wings are pale grey. They are 42 centimetres long and weigh about 160 grams. ~ Bernard

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