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    Family : Laridae

    Terns are birds belonging to the family Laridae and distributed in several genera: Gelochelidon, Hydroprogne, Thalasseus, Sterna, Sternula and Onychoprion. Terns are also commonly known as sea swallows.
    There are a large number of tern :

    • Little Tern
    • Caspian Tern
    • Gull-billed Tern
    • Royal Tern
    • Greater Crested Tern
    • Elegant Tern
    • Yellow-billed Tern
    • Common Tern
    • Arctic Tern
    • etc.....

    The photos above relates to exclusively :

    • Little Tern - Sternula albifrons : It is a small tern recognizable by its yellow bill with a black tip, white forehead and his yellow legs.
    • Common Tern - Sterna hirundo : his quick and graceful flight reminiscent of the swallow. This feature has earned it the common name of "tern". It is a web-footed bird of the order Charadriiformes and family Laridae, whose plumage is white and gray, fully black cap over his eyes and black tip orange-red beak.