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Location

Paternoster, Western Cape
South Africa

Metadata

Make Canon EOS 7D
Lens Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM   at 320 mm
Exposure 1/8000 s, f/5.7, ISO 400 
Image size 509 x 667 pixels

IOC Names

Order  Charadriiformes   Family  Laridae

Deutsch  Antarktikseeschwalbe Dutch  Zuidpoolstern
Italian  Sterna antartica Spanish  Charrán Antártico

Comments

The world's largest tern, seen here in non-breeding plumage. Adult is silver-grey with a massive red bill tipped black. It has a black cap when breeding (September to January)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caspian_Tern




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    09/08/2011

Antarctic Tern
Sterna vittata
Sterne couronnée

Micheline JACQUEMIN