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Elegant Tern (Thalasseus elegans), Reid Park, Pima County

This Elegant Tern was found by Colleen Filippone on 4 June 2014 and photographed by Jeremy Medina, Julie A, Pat Goltz, and Lois Manowitz on 06 June 2014

Found by Collen Filippone on 4 June, word did not get out until it was independently found by Molly Pollock on June 6.

Casual in Arizona, with 12 accepted state records. This is the second photographed report this year.

Elegant Tern is distiguished from Royal Tern by the long bill that droops and is usually orangish at the tip and by the long shaggy crest.  It differs from Caspian Tern in the long crest, thin bill and white undersides to the wingtips.


06 June 2014, photo by Jeremy Medina


06 June 2014, photo by Julie A


06 June 2014, photo by Pat Goltz

 

06 June 2014, photo by Lois Manowitz

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Submitted on 06 June 2014

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