One good Tern deserves another?

When we go birding in the lagoons and estuaries of Baja Sur; sometimes we get extra lucky and see some Terns.  The Tern on the left is a Caspian Tern and on the right we have a Royal Tern.

The Caspian Tern has a thick, coral red bill and is a stockier built bird than

the Royal Tern (pictured below).

Terns can be distinguished from gulls by their long, pointed bills, pointed wings and feeding behavior.  Most Terns plunge-dive into water to catch prey.

 

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