Sandwich Tern

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Sandwich Tern (Sterna sandvicensis) is one of six species of crested tern. Spotted here in Punta Gorda the slender black bill with yellow tip.

I suspect this is one of the southern and Caribbean subspecies, Sterna sanvicensis acuflavida.

Although not uncommon and of least concern, I rarely see them among the SW Florida terns.

 

 

Sandwich Tern (Sterna sandvicensis) is one of six species of crested tern. Spotted here in Punta Gorda….slender black bill with yellow tip.
I suspect this is one of the southern and Caribbean subspecies, Sterna sanvicensis acuflavida.
Although not uncommon, and of least concern….I rarely see them among the SW Florida terns.

 

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Steven Scott

Steven Scott

Steven Scott is a photonaturalist blogger based in Florida and Maine. He has surveyed butterflies with Earthwatch Institute in the mountains of Vietnam, tagged juvenile snook with Mote Marine Laboratory in the mangroves of Florida and filmed a BioBlitz insect survey in Acadia National Park. A registered nurse and retired Army officer, Steven believes man is an integral part of nature and travels annually to Vietnam with humanitarian medical teams from Vets With a Mission.

Steven Scott

Steven Scott

Steven Scott is a photonaturalist blogger based in Florida and Maine. He has surveyed butterflies with Earthwatch Institute in the mountains of Vietnam, tagged juvenile snook with Mote Marine Laboratory in the mangroves of Florida and filmed a BioBlitz insect survey in Acadia National Park. A registered nurse and retired Army officer, Steven believes man is an integral part of nature and travels annually to Vietnam with humanitarian medical teams from Vets With a Mission.

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