Taken at Flat Rock, north coast of Australia.
Tern are, in general, medium to large birds, typically with grey or white plumage, often with black markings on the head. They have longish bills and webbed feet. They are lighter bodied and more streamlined than gulls, and look elegant in flight with long tails and long narrow wings.
Terns are related to gulls, but have straighter, more pointed bills and more slender wings. They also have forked tails and graceful flight patterns, earning them their former name of ‘sea-swallows’.
Canon 7D, 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS