Royal Tern

Royal Tern taking off near the Kingston Jetty, Georgetown. (Photo by Kester Clarke

The Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus) is found along ocean beaches. The adult Royal Tern has a slender orange bill, a short, forked tail, a black narrow, shaggy band around the back of head and a white forehead. It has a complete black cap only briefly during breeding. It is mostly white all over, with some dark in wingtips. The Royal Tern feeds on fish and shrimp.


Pale-vented pigeon

            The pale-vented pigeon (Patagioenas cayennensis) is found in the tropical Americas.

Sulphury Flycatcher

The Sulphury Flycatcher (Tyrannopsis sulphurea) is found in Trinidad, the Guianas, and other parts of South America.

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Southern rough-winged swallow

The southern rough-winged swallow (Stelgidopteryx ruficollis) is a small swallow. It is found in Central and South America and Trinidad.

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Tropical Mockingbird

The Tropical Mockingbird (Mimus gilvus) is a resident breeding bird from southern  Mexico south to northern Brazil, and in the Lesser Antilles and other Caribbean  islands.

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Bronzy Jacamar

The Bronzy Jacamar (Galbula leucogastra) is a species of bird in the family Galbulidae.

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