Common tern

Common tern

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Caption: Common tern (Sterna hirundo) stretching its wings while perched on a post. This bird is found in the sub-arctic regions of Europe, Asia and central North America. It migrates to the subtropical and tropical oceans. The common tern grows up to 37 centimetres with a wingspan of 70-80 centimetres. Photographed in Sussex, UK, in spring.

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