Title: Arctic Tern in Flight Overhead, Alternative Title: Sterna paradisaea, Creator: Bowman, Tim, Source: DI-TB-arte_b8a, Publisher: (none), Contributor: ASSISTANT REGIONAL DIRECTOR-EXTERNAL AFFAIRS.
Language: EN - ENGLISH, Rights: (public domain), Audience: (general), Subject: Birds, Terns, Aquatic Birds, Alaska.
GENERAL APPEARANCE. A predaceous, black and white, gull-like bird, with a hooked bill, sharp claws, and webbed feet. Length, including the long, slender central tail feathers, 21 inches
IDENTIFICATION. In flight the long central tail feathers form the best identification mark for this species. When perched on the tundra the white breast of this bird is visible at a considerable distance.
DISTRIBUTION. It breeds in the Arctic regions of Europe, Asia, and America. It is usually found during the nesting season in the neighborhood of wet or marshy tundra.
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Text Credit; FAUNA OF THE NATIONAL PARKS OF THE UNITED STATES, BIRDS AND MAMMALS OF, MOUNT MCKINLEY NATIONAL PARK, By JOSEPH S. DIXON
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