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 ManowitzAll photos are copyrighted© by photographer
Submitted on 06 June 2014