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

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.

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